In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education and sport in education. This funding has been allocated to allow schools to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
Funding was allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1st September 2013. This year, the provision has been increased due to money from the 'Sugar Tax' and a top up from the government. A typical school will now receive approximately £17000 plus an additional £10 per child.
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport, engaging pupils in regular physical activity, increasing confidence, knowledge and skill of all teaching staff and to broaden the experience of a range of sports and activities offered, so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. This academic year, we are planning to increase numbers of inactive activity and create more, and different opportunities for our children and improve the resources used for PE in school.
Longlevens School recognises the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of ALL children. In addition, it is considered that a PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities, have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of the children. The Headteacher and PE co-ordinator are committed to ensure that all pupils receive well-planned PE sessions, delivered by confident and well trained qualified coaches and teachers. The successful delivery of the curriculum supports all aspects of health education within the school.
Gloucester School Sports Network:
As our school commitment, we have affiliated to the Gloucester School Sports Network. This collaborative working will provide enhanced opportunities for students and staff alike to develop PE and School Sports. The following areas will be covered:
• Pupils competition opportunities – Cross country / Gymnastics / Rugby / Hockey / Swimming gala / Athletics / Rounder’s
• Staff continual professional development – High Quality Physical Education / Sport Specific
• Curriculum support – activities as required
Please refer to the link below to see the full range of opportunities that the Gloucester School Sports Network has on offer.
Primary school experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity; the enthusiasm and enjoyment of the pupils at LJS is testament to the passion and dedication of all staff. We want to ensure that all pupils leave the school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. For those who relish the competitive element, they will gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed at their chosen level and discipline.
Please see link below for Funding to support Primary PE and School Sport.