Primary PE and Sports Premium
WHAT IS ‘PE AND SPORT PREMIUM’ FUNDING?
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children. It was first provided in the 2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding until August 2022.
PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport. It has been allocated to primary school headteachers and is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
The Government believes that headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the funding for PE and Sports in school. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
All primary schools receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus £10 per pupil aged 5 or over on roll. Here at Blackheath Primary School we used the funding effectively to ensure that standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised, with all children, regardless of their background, engaging in physical activity as part of the curriculum and extra-curricular provision.
PE AND SPORT PREMIUM FUNDING AT BLACKHEATH PRIMARY SCHOOL
Blackheath Primary School’s allocation for the year 2021-2022 is £19,570. Further information about how we used our PE and Sport Premium in the academic year 2021/22 can be found below. From Sept 2021 we will publish how we then plan to spend the 2021-2022 PE and Sports Premium funding.