The government has chosen to invest in Primary School Physical Education and School Sport for 2013-2015. They have done this by offering each primary school £8000 plus £5 per pupil to be spent in any way the school thinks best to improve the teaching and learning of PE and School Sport in their individual school.
How we are using it at DLA
We have used the funding, at DLA, to ensure that children have the most qualified teachers and instructors during their PE lessons. This has included buying in training and support for teachers from our local sports partnership and investing in PE LSAs to support the children during their lessons with our Sports Coach. In addition, we have used some of the money to promote the Healthy Schools Picnic in the summer and a small % towards a LSA to support a child with ADHD, so he can access weekly football club. Some of the funding has also been used to increase the range of extra-curricular activities and subsidised or funded a number of these clubs.