The government has given each Primary School a grant of £8000 plus £5 per child over 5 years of age. This means that St James’ Church of England Primary Academy will have a £8575 grant. The government is providing this additional funding 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.
At St James’ we are using this funding in the following ways:
- Investing in membership of The Howard School Sports Partnership to increase provision of CPD for staff and access to competitions for all children.
- After school sports clubs, including; Football, Rounders and Kwik cricket.
- Supply cover to allow every teacher to attend CPD courses, thereby allowing for better provision for PE teaching.
- To support the swimming provision for children in KS1 and KS2.