What is the Sports Premium?
In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and Sport, often referred to as the Sports Premium. This funding was to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision.
When asked about the ‘Sports Premium’ at its launch, then Chair of the British Olympics Association, Lord Coe reflected: “When I stood up in Singapore in 2005, I spoke of London’s vision to connect young people with the inspirational power of the [Olympic] Games so they are inspired to choose sport. By focussing on primary schools, we have the opportunity to use sport and physical activity to shape the daily lives of young people. I know from my own experience what an impact teachers and their engagement can have on the lives of young people.”
Purpose of funding
Schools have continued to receive the Sports Premium on an annual basis. The purpose is to improve provision of PE and sport, with schools having the freedom to choose how this is to be done.
Sports Premium at Harvey Road Primary School?
Governors have stated that the sports premium funding is used so that:
- All children benefit regardless of sporting ability
- Children are able to join with other cluster schools in sporting competitions and activities
- The most able children are given the opportunity to compete with other able children
- Children with difficulties accessing the PE curriculum are supported
- Staff have access to training opportunities and Continued Professional Development (CPD)
The document below shows how much Sports Premium grant we receive, how it has been spent and what the impact has been.