What Are The Changes to Sports Premium?
After a really long wait, the DfE has confirmed the Doubling of the Primary PE & Sport Premium from September. It is a pretty terrible time to announce this with a few days to go but you will be expected to have things in place for this September.
Here is the statement in full:
“As well as this additional investment through the national funding formula, I am confirming our commitment to doubling the physical education and sports premium for primary schools. All primary schools will receive an increase in their PE and sports premium funding in the next academic year.” Department for Education. The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP
Further confirmation and info :
What does it mean for school?
An annual sum of £16,000 for each school plus a £5 top-up premium per pupil, until 2020.
A typical primary school with 200 pupils will receive £17,000 each year.
It is ring fenced for School sport, activities and PE, to be implemented from September. Although you probably have planned for half of this Total Sports are prepared for the extra amount. We have been making sure we are ready to deliver PE, Sport and activities for you and we have our programmes already planned.
So hopefully you don’t have to panic too much, as we are available should you want to use us.
How Can Total Sports Help?
As we have mentioned, Total Sports have been preparing for this for some time and have the skills, resources and enthusiasm in place to make sure you begin next year as you mean to go on. Be sure to contact us to talk through what work we can do in the background, ready for a September start.