Sports Funding

The Government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school Head teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years – here at Tiverton Academy that will mean around £9,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

We know that there is a positive association between academic attainment and physical activity levels of pupils.

At Tiverton we have decided to spend the money on offsetting the cost of;

  • A full time Level 3 Sports Coach
  • Three Sports Apprentices

This enables us to offer:

  • CPD for all staff to improve the teaching of PE throughout the school as a whole.
  • Lunchtime and after school sports clubs that all children have the opportunity to attend regardless of their sporting ability.
  • Opportunities for children to develop their individual skills and talents in Gifted and Talented sessions (including workshops with Birmingham Royal Ballet)
  • The opportunity to take part in sports events and competitions.
  • The opportunity to participate in Dance Festivals.

Impact:

2013/14:  25% of pupils were participating in extra curricular sporting activities

2014/15:  60% of pupils are participating in extra curricular sporting activities

Take a look at the school’s sports blog to see some of the activities the children have been participating in.