Doubled sports funding for primary - Is your school making the best use of the PE and Sport Premium Funding?

Did you know that the PE and sport premium budget will be increased from £160 million to £320 million for primary schools as a result of the 2016 budget*? This is a result of the estimated £520 million raised from a levy on soft drinks to tackle childhood obesity and which will be used in part to support this extra funding.

Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium funding** (see the DfE guidance to see if your school is eligible).

The DfE Education Funding Agency website states

“Schools must use the (PE and sport premium) funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer…for example provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively”.
 

With childhood obesity on the rise it is more important than ever for schools to improve their pupil's fitness and promote a healthy lifestyle.
 
Rising Stars recently published Champions which is a whole school programme designed to give support and confidence to non-specialist teachers delivering PE lessons. Not only does Champions help to improve fitness, but it also promotes health living and an enthusiasm for PE throughout school.

Champions helps by:

  • Upskilling non-specialist teachers to run outstanding PE lessons
  • Developing children's fundamental movement skills
  • Improving children's fitness and promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • Tracking children's progress with fun fitness challenges
  • Making it easy for schools to demonstrate impact for PE and sport premium funding

Champions is fully in line with the new curriculum and has proven successful in many schools, including Ark Conway and Ark Bentworth Schools (read a case study).

If you are looking for a way to support fitness and health throughout your school Champions offers the perfect solution.

 
**Sources: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools#funding-for-the-pe-and-sport-premium

*Sources: (http://schoolsweek.co.uk/budget-2016-the-5-things-schools-need-to-know/

 


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