___________________________ Sports Funding
What is the Primary School PE and Sports Grant?
In 2013 the government introduced new funding for Physical Education (PE and Sports) to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary schools and is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
start new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
pay for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
provide cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
run sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
spend money on sports equipment
provide places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs