PE and Sports Premium

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The government is providing additional funding for all academic years until 2020. It is to be used to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school head teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

• Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE

• Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport

• Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport

• Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games

• Buying resources that will enhance PE provision at Lower Park

• Developing more active PE provision at lunchtimes

Lower Park already has a wonderful record of inter-school sports competition which is varied and extensive. Lower Park children have been competitors in area competitions including cross country, football, gymnastics, athletics and tennis competitions.  The children have won gymnastics and golf competitions and reached the semi-finals in the tennis competition.

Our weekly before and after-school sports activities include football for all ages, netball, tennis, dodge ball, multi sports and karate.

On four of our residential visits, outdoor pursuits features prominently so that all children experience climbing, orienteering, hill walking, high ropes, canoeing.

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