Primary sports funding
The Government is currently providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support student progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Victoria Education Centre.
Victoria Education Centre has a proven track record for providing outstanding PE and sporting opportunities to every student within the school. In addition to the broad and balanced PE curriculum each student receives within Physical Education every student is able to swim at least once per week and additional dance opportunities are timetabled for all classes.
Furthermore, the school continues to support the local organising committee for the school games and plays a leading role in local sport development. Many training courses such as the Sainsbury’s Inclusive PE program, Sports Ability and specific sport coaching qualifications are delivered at the school or in main stream settings. This year, 30 schools / 90 students attended our New Opportunities Day (an increase of 7 schools and 20 students on previous year).
To see how the school utilised the Primary Schools Sports Fund in 2015-16 please take a look at our review.
To see how the school plans to utilise the Primary Schools Sports Fund in 2016-17 please take a look at our Action Plan.