Effective Ways To Spend Your Sports Premium

Sports Premium

In July 2017 it was announced by Justine Greene (the Education Secretary), that the Sports Premium funding for schools would be doubled for the academic year 2017 – 18.  Schools are now entitled to receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil (in schools where there are 17 pupils or more) in order to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality and effectiveness of PE and sports in schools.

This funding has been available to schools since 2013, but Ofsted are now much more interested in the impact of this funding and, therefore, schools must ensure, and provide evidence, that they are using the Sports Premium in the most effective ways.

Previously, too many schools were using the funding to provide the minimum PE sessions required (including swimming) or to provide PE teaching during PPA (planning, preparation and assessment) sessions.  The DfE has cracked down on this practice and has made it clear that this is not an appropriate use of the Sports Premium.

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How will you spend your Sport Premium?

Sports Premium

What is the ‘PE and sport premium’ & why is it doubling?

The PE and sport premium is a grant awarded to schools across the UK each year to improve the sport and PE lessons and extracurricular activities offered. The difference is this year that this grant has been doubled, giving schools more funding than ever before, to help improve sports for primary school children across the country.

The concept behind the grant is to improve fitness, build confidence and increase general well-being of primary school-aged pupils. It has been confirmed that from this September (September 2017) the PE and sport premium will be doubled, to help further improve physical education and outdoor play in England.

The aim of doubling the funding is to help prevent childhood obesity and encourage children from five to ten years old to lead more active lives, starting at school. By awarding eligible schools more funds, this makes improving the physical education and sport on offer much easier, enhancing pupil learning experiences.

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How to Fund Raise for Your School

How to Fund Raise For Your School

We know that getting the right funding for your school project can be tough. Waiting on funds can be very frustrating, and it can be daunting to go about in the first place. Don’t be put off. There are many opportunities to receive funding, and as long as you plan appropriately, you will make the whole process much smoother. We have a lot of experience helping schools get through the funding process, have a read of our key points to consider when applying for funding.

Information you will need to provide

Funding applications often ask similar questions. You can be sure to be asked for specific information such as the following:

  • Why is your project necessary?
  • How will your project be delivered?
  • How will your project impact your school?
  • What is your budget?

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