A recent government initiative providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 aims to continue the Olympic legacy. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual schools census in January 2013.
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.
Purpose of funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose they do this.
At Oaktree, we want our funding to make a sustainable impact.
This academic year, Oaktree will receive a total of £9350 paid in two instalments in October 2016 and April 2017. In the last 12 months, the funding has been spent on the following provision:
- Specialist coaches for activities in sports week:
- Street Dance
- Purchase of scheme of work from Create Development - RealPE
- Includes personal quality goals used across the curriculum
- Purchase of new PE equipment:
- Replenishing existing supplies
- New sports equipment including lacrosse sets
- Purchase of playtime equipment for KS2
- Skipping ropes
- Swing ball
- Specialist coaches to provide after-school clubs
- Purchase and installation of wall bars
Documentation for each spend is recorded in the school’s financial reports and details are also kept in the PE co-ordinator’s files. All clubs keep a register for safeguarding and to monitor participation to be reviewed the next academic year.