PE and Sport Funding

The Government has spent over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. The funding is coming to schools directly from central Government and autonomy has been given on how to spend the money with some guidance which can be found here;

At Langley First School we already pride ourselves in offering as wide a variety of sporting opportunities as possible. However, this extra boost to funding brings some exciting opportunities and potential. We continually review our sporting offer by considering take up and participation.

Below is the current picture of how we have spent the grant allocation to date and the aims for further spend. Whilst this funding has been guaranteed for a number of years we wholeheartedly believe the best way to create legacy from this opportunity is to ensure increased staff training and higher skills set. To this end we completed a staff audit at the start of the academic year 2016-17 which has informed areas that we aim to strengthen with targeted CPD. We believe that children should develop a passion for PE and sports and lead active lifestyles. We continually check which children in our care are not partaking in PE or sports and endeavour to create an opportunity to accommodate them by using the grant to create extracurricular opportunities for those children.

This usually involved hiring a professional coach and can include ensuring our equipment is up to date and safe.

Previous areas of spend and its impact