Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011 and continues to be allocated in 2017. The funding is used to help diminish the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. It is provided to schools in addition to their main funding and is allocated according to the number of pupils of compulsory school age who fit the eligibility criteria. Each category attracts a different amount of funding. Pupils will receive pupil premium funding if they are recorded as ‘ever 6’ free school meal (FSM), Looked After Children (LAC) Post LAC and the children of service families.
Every student shall be physically educated - that is, shall develop the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities, maintain physical fitness, regularly participate in physical activity, understand the short and long-term benefits of physical activity, and value and enjoy physical activity as an ongoing part of a healthy lifestyle.
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 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 school headteachers 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 how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding include:
How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
The Directors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.