St Gabriel’s and the Sports Premium 2021/22
What is the Sports Premium?
This government initiative began with investing over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years from 2013 to 2017. They decided to continue with and double this pledge to fund sport in all schools till 2021. Schools have been given the control over how the money will be spent within the parameters of strict government criteria. The table below shows the five key priority areas that the government states the sports premium money spend should focus on.
Key Priorities: Objectives of the funding
1. Health and Well-Being: A greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health.
2. Raising the profile of PE and sport for whole school improvement: How much more inclusive the physical education curriculum has become; the improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners; links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater spiritual, moral social and cultural skills.
3. Professional Development in PE: How much more inclusive the physical education curriculum has become; growth in the range of provisional and alternative sporting activities.
5. To employ Teaching Assistants to further increase the opportunities for children to be involved in extra-curricular sports events. To include TLR for PE.