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Government announces major funding commitment to PE and school sport

Today, the Government has set outa new package outlined below designed to help boost equal opportunities in PE and school sport both inside and outside the classroom.

The full package being announced today includes:

  • Over £600 million across the next two academic years (2023-24 & 2024-25) for the continuation of the Primary PE and Sport Premium – a funding commitment to improve the quality of PE and sports in primary schools to help children benefit from regular activity
  • Schools to deliver a minimum 2 hours of curriculum PE – with more support being offered through a refreshed School Sport Action Plan
  • £22 million for two years of further funding for the School Games Organiser network (SGO) – Annually the 450 strong SGO workforce supports 2.2m participation opportunities for children including 28,000 competitive school sport events
  • Equal access to sports in school – setting out that offering girls and boys the same sports, where it is wanted is the new standard
  • Up to £57 million funding for the ‘Open Sports Facilities’ programme – to open up more school sport facilities outside of school hours especially targeted at girls, disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs
  • A new digital reporting tool for Primary PE and Sport Premium – to support schools in using the funding to the best advantage of their pupils
  • Expansion of the Schools Games Mark – to reward parity of provision for girls

What is the PE & Sport Premium?

A quick reminder that the PE & Sport Premium provides primary schools with £320 million of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools, so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.

Any product used by the funding should help develop improvements in the following 5 key indicators:

  • Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
  • The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils
  • Increased participation in competitive sport

How can Teach Active help?

The good news is that Teach Active does qualify for the PE & Sport Premium funding. Our lesson plans and resources are designed to deliver the Maths and English curriculum through physically active learning. Plans are written by Maths/English consultants, are mapped to the primary curriculum and cover all objectives from Reception to Year 6.

Interested in making your Maths and English lessons more active?

"Teach Active will help drive up outcomes in your school. It should be in every school and is the best use of my PE and Sport funding."

Steve Tindall, Headteacher
Holy Family Catholic Primary Addlestone, Surrey

"Through their innovative approach, Teach Active allows teachers and leaders to put activity as the driving force behind the learning of Maths and English. We are proud to endorse, proud to champion and we continue to be proud to work with the Teach Active team."

Ali Oliver, CEO
Youth Sport Trust

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