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Sports Funding 2016-17

The government provides additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school head teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on 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 have been given the freedom to choose how they do this. A list of possible uses has been suggested.

We believe that school PE and sport play an important part in developing the whole child, and as well as improving their fitness levels, help to develop the vital skills of teamwork, resilience, friendship and respect

We have decided to use the money to:

  • employ sports coaches to work alongside our teachers when teaching PE in order to strengthen teaching and learning in this subject across school
  • support and engage the least active children in physical activities
  • pay for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • increase pupils’ participation in the sports and physical activities
  • provide places for pupils on after school sports clubs
  • improve resources to support the development of the subject
  • teach the children to make healthy lifestyle choices

Overview of objectives for this year:

  • We will appoint a new PE subject leader from January  2017  to take a strategic lead on improving outcomes for all pupils
  • We will use buses to access sites with better provision
  • We will resurface the playground
  • Ongoing review of the quality of PE planning and teaching in school
  • Use the environment on our doorstep to develop our skills in outdoor and adventurous activities.
  • Enlist external support from the outdoor learning service and Swaledale Alliance for developing the PE curriculum


To see our sports premium action plan for 2016/17 please click here

To see how we used our sports premium funding last year please click here


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