PE AND SPORT FUNDING

What is the PE and Sport Grant?

The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they are free to choose how they spend the money. Below is an outline of the action plan for school improvement in this area.

Income:

The total income for 2016-17 is £8,900

Expenditure:

Sports Specialists

£5,000 of the grant will be used to provide specialist high quality coaching for the pupils and ongoing professional development for teaching staff.

Coaches deliver 50% of the PE week, involving teaching staff as they do to ensure that the balance, delivered internally, is of the same high quality.

Pupils enjoy the imaginative and well-organised activities, matched to the National Curriculum, and staff confidence in a challenging area is increased.

Sports Clubs

£3,000 of the grant will be used to provide free after school clubs for the pupils. These extremely popular and well-attended clubs allow children to enjoy sports beyond the curriculum. There are sports clubs provided each day after school and the variety of sports offered have included:

  • Hockey
  • Soccer Skills
  • Multi-Sports
  • Dancercise
  • Netball
  • Dodgeball
  • Tag Rugby

Haringey Sports Participation

The balance of the grant will be used to develop the school’s participation in local events. Membership of organisers’ mailing lists (£100) will enable the school to develop competitive teams and to encourage the children to enjoy their sport by representing the school in a variety of disciplines.

As part of this, collaboration with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (£800) will allow pupils to enjoy specialised coaching, lunchtime clubs, classroom teaching and a competitive event to encourage the most able pupils.