Sports Premium Funding
What is it?
The government has committed to spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools since the academic year 2013 to 2014. This funding is being allocated to primary schools. The funding is ring-fenced and so can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
How can it be spent?
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
• Run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
• Run sports activities with other schools
• Hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
• Support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
• Provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
Who is accountable?
Since September 2013, Ofsted inspections report on PE and sport provision and on how schools spend their additional funding.
The government also hold schools accountable by requiring them to publish, on their websites, details of how they spend (or will spend) their PE and sport grant. They must also include detail about the impact this funding has on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.
Our School, The Chantry Cluster & Worcestershire West Sports Partnership
Hallow has always understood the importance of PE and sport and we strive to ensure that our pupils experience a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Every child in our school is involved in competitive sports as part of PE lessons, extra-curricular clubs and activities, cluster tournaments and other team sporting events that take place throughout the school year. We work alongside Worcestershire West Sports Partnership so that our children are given the opportunity to compete at a district level.
Hallow School is an important part of The Chantry Cluster and we attend sporting events throughout the year.
Our cluster of schools has a very clear vision for PE and sport which involves increasing the opportunities for competitive sports for ALL pupils.