The Department for Education announced Sports Premium as a new funding initiative for primary school sport, aimed at building on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Total PE and Sport funding for the academic year 2016-17 was £8993. Two thirds of this was given to the school for autumn and spring terms and a further third will be paid to the school for the summer term. This funding is now guaranteed until 2020 and is ring fenced.. The sole aim for this funding is to further improve participation in extra - curricular sport and to drive standards and progress in curriculum PE lessons.
At Greenvale we have used this funding to:
- Use specialised teachers and coaches to train staff
- Provide specialised teachers and coaches to deliver a variety of sports across the curriculum including trampolining