What is PE and Sport Premium?
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013-16 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England.
Schools must spend the funding TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE PE AND SPORT ACTIVITIES THEY OFFER THEIR PUPILS, but they are free to choose the best of way of using the money.
On 24th October 2017, the Department for Education published new guidance on the doubled Primary PE and Sport Premium grant.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
For 2017/18 The Divine Mercy RC Primary School has been allocated with £20,000
Our Core Aims for Sport Premium 2017/18
What do we expect to see?
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
Increased participation in competitive sport
For more information visit gov.uk