In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for schools to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE & Sport Premium.
The funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to all primary schools. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
This funding is to be used for schools to provide, develop and deliver sustainable high quality teaching in school physical education and sport. We are extremely pleased to have received our PE and Sports Grant of £10,165.00 for 2015/16. This funding will enable us to enhance the way PE is taught at Penwortham and will also teach children the importance of healthy living and how to adopt healthy attitudes to eating and exercise.
We have always promoted sport at Penwortham, and offer an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs, as well as regularly partaking in a number of borough competitions, where we have had great success.
In order for all children at Penwortham to receive the full benefits of the funding, we use the Youth Sport Trusts self review tool to analyse our current PE & sport provision. This has enabled us to highlight and embed our strengths, as well as highlighting areas for further development. Ensuring that the funding is used in areas that would be most beneficial to our school.
Further information on how we intend to use this premium is shown in the attached documents.