PE & Sports Funding at Kingsley
At Kingsley the children’s physical development and their ability to reach high standards in P.E. whilst establishing an embedded healthy lifestyle, has always been a priority. We have employed qualified coaches for a number of years to teach specific sessions and to offer a wide range of sporting experiences beyond the classroom. With the government’s aim to ensure the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games created a lasting legacy resulting in a release of funds into schools over the following three years, our school has endeavoured to enrich our PE curriculum further in a sustainable way and to increase sports participation for all our children.
What is the Sport Premium Funding?
In 2012 the government pledged £150 million per annum for at least, the next 3 years to support P.E and school sport in primary schools. The Sport Premium Funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for P.E and sport in schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The government have also announced a further commitment to P.E and sport until 2020 if they are elected in the next general election.
We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in P.E and school sport. We are required to publish on line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents, carers and others are made fully aware of the P.E and sporting opportunities available to children at Kingsley.
How is the Sport Premium Funding allocated?
The Sport Premium funding is allocated to each individual school by the payment of a lump sum. Schools with over 17 pupils are allocated a lump sum fund of £8,000 and then £5.00 per child in Y1-Y6.
The 2014/15 funding: We were allocated £10,899
The 2015-16 funding: The amount released to our school this year totalled £ 11,592