In April 2013, following on from the success of the Olympics in London 2012, the government announced funding for physical education (PE) and school sport for all primary schools. The aim of the funding is to help improve the quality of PE lessons as well as providing increased opportunities for children to actively engage in a range of sporting activities both for enjoyment and at a competitive level too. The school will receive approximately £9,700 per year, over three school years.
How the money is spent is up to the school to decide how to improve the quality and breadth of the PE and sport provision. Consultations are made with the PE lead, PE link governor, senior leadership team and the school sports committee. This might include: increasing participation in competitive sports, encouraging all children to lead healthy, active lifestyles and to improve the quality first teaching of PE within the curriculum.
Market Drayton Junior schools aims for PE and school sport include:
The following documents will outline in more detail how the school sports funding has been used for each academic year: