What is the PE and sports premium?
Although the Olympics may be a distant memory, the legacy of London 2012 continues. To help fund Olympians of the future all primary schools received additional PE funding each academic year. For the academic year 2022/2023, Medstead received £17,676.00.
Below is a joint statement from the Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport about the PE and sports premium:
“We are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We will allocate this extra funding directly to primary headteachers.”
“Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
- hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lesson
- support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
- provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools
How the money is used?
Our aim at Medstead is to “develop children’s physical literacy to create a love of movement”. To do this we aim to; increase our children’s engagement in regular activity, raise the profile of sport and physical activity throughout the school and community, improve staff confidence and knowledge of physical activity, offer a broad range of activities to allow all children to succeed, and develop more opportunities for all children to participate in competitive sports.