Sports Premium Funding
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum until 2020 to all Primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual schools census in January 2013.All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Our allocation for 2014/15 is £7,985. Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. This has been spent on a sports coach, sports partnership membership, resources and training.
Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision offered.
We are always looking for ways to improve our delivery of the PE curriculum and to this end we have employed the Roseland Primary Sports Development Officer, through the Roseland Academy, to come and deliver PE sessions to all the children once a week and to upskill staff on the latest developments in PE and sports.
Staff regularly attend PE seminars and training targeted at specific curriculum areas. If, in the future, funding is no longer available then staff will have the confidence and competence to continue to deliver high quality PE and increase the opportunities we give our pupils to try out new sports and activities.