At Five Islands School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, ensuring high quality PE teaching within the curriculum and extending our offer outside of the school day.
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. This funding has now been extended into the financial year 16 / 17. 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 school headteachers 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 - here at Five Islands School that has meant £8655 has been made available to be spent on sport and PE provision.
In the financial year 2015 2016 we used this fund to:
The impact of funding 2015 2016 has been:
In the financial year 2016 2017 we plan to use this fund to: