What is Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to schools for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to improve the quality and breadth of physical education and sports provision. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding including increasing participation in physical education and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Purpose of the Funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving the quality and breadth of provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses for the funding include:
- Employing specialist physical education teachers or qualified coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE.
- Employing a local coach to provide weekly after-school sport on the school site.
- New or additional Change4Life sport clubs.
- Paying for transport, pool hire and instruction to provide additional swimming lessons.
- Paying for cover staff to release teachers for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games.
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport.
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