At Molehill Primary Academy we understand the importance that physical activity and sport plays in keeping us fit and building communities and we promote this through our curriculum.
What is Sports Premium Funding?
The government are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the last 2 academic years from 2013 to 2015. The 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 Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their pupils. For the last two academic years, each school has received £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil. This has meant that Molehill Primary Academy has received £9,500 to spend on PE and sport improvements.
What can the funding be spent on?
The funding can only be spent on improving and enhancing the provision of sport and PE in schools. However, it is up to the discretion of the school as to what area of PE and sport it improves. For example it could be used:
- To purchase new resources.
- To employ a specialist P.E. teacher to work alongside staff for half a day each week.
- To pay for cover to enable staff to undertake professional development opportunities.
- To pay for membership of the local School Sports Partnership (SCSSP) who provide competitions.
- CPD and network meetings for PE subject leaders.
- to fund access to the School Sports Co-ordinator who delivers sports festivals within our cluster of schools.
- To provide high quality training for adults who run after school clubs and assist in organising school sports events e.g. triathlon, running club.
- To provide a subsidy for those in need, to provide places in after-school sports club.
- To pay for transport to and from sporting events and activities that cannot be held at our own school.