The government provides additional funding to schools to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school Head Teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
How to use the PE and Sport Premium
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
For example, the funding can be used to:
Hire specialist PE teachers
Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
Provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs
Run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games