A guide to Primary PE & Sport Premium
Posted: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:58
From: Youth Sport Trust
In light of Minister Nadhim Zahawi's announcement on the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding at our Conference this week, Chief Executive of YST Ali Oliver blogs about how schools can create a lasting legacy.
The Primary PE and Sport Premium is a huge investment by Government into primary PE and school sport provision – and is one of the biggest commitments we have seen for a generation.
In recent months we have been hearing from Heads who want to maximise the investment but are unsure as to how to achieve the greatest impact for their pupils. As a national children's charity with the interests of young people at our core, we want to ensure the Primary PE and Sport Premium makes the greatest impact, not just today, but that it is literally transformational in terms of difference it can make in generations to come.
Our blog highlights ways to invest the money and signposts some of our resources and training.
Five key visions to consider
The five key visions below are what we believe this funding could achieve and in so doing, equip schools with the knowledge, skills and infrastructure to create high quality opportunities for all children and young people to enjoy the life changing benefits PE, sport and physical activity can bring. We ask that primary school teachers and senior leadership teams consider these when allocating the minimum £16,000 funding per school.
- Support every classroom teacher with further training to help children develop physical literacy
- Close the gender and disability gaps which exist in participation in physical education and sport
- Introduce national standards for coaching children in sport
- Every school to offer two hours per week of physical education with a holistic focus on physical and emotional development
- Active school plans in place for 30 active minutes per day for every child through active travel, playgrounds and classrooms.
If when deciding where your funding will be spent you can link back to any of these five visions – we believe you will be making a difference not only to pupils in your school today, but to those who will join you in years to come.
It is so important to achieve a legacy with this funding, especially when we consider the statistics below:
- 33% of year 6 pupils are overweight or obese
- 10% of 5-16 years-olds have a mental illness
- One in 11 children say they are unhappy
- 200% increase in the number of children experiencing test or exam stress
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