What is the Sports Premium?
The Government has provided funding of £150 million per annum across all primary schools and academies to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. 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 Schools 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.
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.
Sport at St. Michael’s
Investment of the Sports Grant is planned for to ensure sustainability of PE and sports provision across our school. At St. Michael’s RC Primary School we believe that active participation in PE and other Sports creates happy, healthy children with a readiness to learn. It also equips children with the skills and enthusiasm for lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. Children’s early experience of sport is crucial to the development of high levels of expertise. At St. Michael’s this is promoted and developed through a combination of school based physical education as well as other structured activity programs run out of school hours.