At Frith Manor, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and opportunities for extra-curricular activities have a positive influence on the attitude, concentration and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will allow us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, training our staff to deliver in-house high quality PE sessions and will enable us to enter and compete in more competitive sports both competitions both in and outside of school.
Primary School’s Sports Funding
Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The 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. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years - here at Frith Manor Primary School that will mean around £9,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Recently the government have committed to funding the primary school Sports Premium up until 2020 - an investment worth £750 million.
Purpose of the funding
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. The aim is to raise the profile of PE and Sport and ensure that access to a high level of sport and Physical Education is sustainable.
Possible uses of the funding include:
• Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE to ensure high quality lessons are taught
• New Change4Life sport clubs
• Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
• Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
• Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
• Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
• Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits
• Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport