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 – has been 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.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this. A list of possible uses has been suggested.
Wheelock Primary school chooses to use this funding to buy in sports coaching for all our children to access and to provide swimming opportunities to children in key stage 2. The sports coaches deliver high quality lessons and provide both lunchtime and after school clubs for our children to participate in.
Our aim is to:
- increase pupils’ participation in the sports and physical activities
- provide a wider range of after school activities/clubs for pupils
- Offer all children access to at least 6 weeks worth of swimming lessons whilst they are in key stage 2, taught buy swimming teachers.
- Enable all children in years 4,5 & 6 the opportunity to take part in a catch up swimming project to enable all children to be able to swim 25m. This is in line with the government guidelines for primary aged pupils to be able to swim at least 25m by the time they leave Primary school.