Monday 10 February 2014

How do you use your funding wisely?

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It's great news that PM David Cameron has announced that primary schools across England are going to share an extra £150 million per year sports funding until 2020.

 

He said that the direct funding scheme for school sport which was announced last year, is now going to be extended for a further five years as each primary schools continues to receive £9,250, plus £5 per pupil.

 

Some primary schools around England are already using the premium to:

  • Increase the skills of teachers to improve the quality of sport lessons
  • Invest in quality coaching
  • Provide more opportunities for pupils to take part in inter-school competitions and offer more after-school clubs
  • Purchase better equipment

Primary schools will also be able to apply for a share of an £18 million fund set up to help improve outdoor spaces for PE and sporting activities. The Lottery-funded scheme will prioritise schools with limited outside space who have a strong commitment to PE and sport. Schools could be expected to receive around £30,000 each.

Mr Cameron said: “Sport is so important because it encourages children to be active, lead a healthy lifestyle, make friends and, of course, have fun.”

“But quality school sport has benefits that spread right across the curriculum and beyond – it develops confidence and a sense of achievement, it teaches young people how to rise to a challenge, and nurtures the character and skills that will help them get on and succeed in life.”

Olympic champion Mo Farah commented saying: “The help I got at school was a key part of how I got to where I am today and so it can make a big difference.”

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