PE & Sports Funding Grant
PE Premium Report 2019/2020
‘All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.’
Department For Education (DFE)
As a result of this commitment, the Government has continued to provide additional funding to all schools to improve health and well-being through the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. The funding amount schools receive is based upon the number of children of primary age the school has. The sport premium must be used to increase the quality & breadth of PE & Sport provision and the participation in all types of physical activity, but also allows for flexibility to meet the needs of the school.
At Bushfield Infant School, we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles and aim to provide sporting opportunities for all our pupils. Through PE and sport, our children learn to develop important qualities such as discipline, communication, team work, sportsmanship and ambition, in the hope of achieving improved concentration, attitude and academic achievement.
All these skills are important skills for life.
For 2019/2020 the Sport Premium funding was £17,170 and the PE Premium Report explains how this funding was used and the impact.
For 2020/2021, the premium remains the same and must be spent by August 2021.
As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Department for Education took steps to relax the ring-fencing arrangements for the PE and sport premium in the 2019 to 2020 academic year to allow any unspent grant to be carried forward into the 2020 to 2021 academic year. Any under-spend carried forward from 2019/20 will need to be spent in full by 31 March 2021.
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