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;
This enables us to offer:
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.