The government is providing 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, is allocated to primary school headteachers.
The vision is for all pupils leaving primary school to be physically literate and have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and life-long participation in physical activity and sport.
In the 15/16 academic year, Temple Grove Academy received a grant of £9,020.
What is the Purpose of the Funding?
Schools and academies must spend the additional funding on the self-sustaining improvement of their provision of PE and Sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
How has the Academy spent funds so far this year?
Curricular and Extra-Curricular Sports Activities
The Academy has spent £8,520 on employing a specialist PE coaching provider in order to deliver curricular sporting opportunities and provide pupils who are gifted and talented in sport with expert, intensive coaching and support. This has including upskilling primary teachers in teaching PE so that the improvement in provision is sustainable for the future.
Physical activity sessions such as swimming, ball skills and short tennis delivered to selected year groups in order to kick-start healthy active lifestyles and provide a broader experience of a range of sports and activities.
Increased participation in inter-school sports activities and competitions by Academy sports teams.
The Academy has spent £30 on registration with the Tonbridge & West Kent Schools Sport Partnership allowing the Academy pupils to participate in inter-school competitions. The Partnership delivers the national School Games programme and works with National Governing Bodies and other agencies assisting the development of coaches, officials, volunteers and the wider workforce. It is committed to providing high quality physical education and sporting opportunities across the schools within the local area.
The Academy has spent £470 on sports equipment, kit and teaching resources in order to develop a fully inclusive curricular and extra-curricular sports activity programme and represent the Academy at inter-school sporting fixtures.
What has been the Impact of Primary School Sport Premium spending at the Academy?
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