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  1. Using Grant Funding To Support School Sport

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    It’s an interesting time for School Sport and the funding of it with much being made of the recent announcement of additional funding for Primary Schools (details of which can be seen on our previous blog). Since the cut in government funding of School Sport Partnerships in 2011 there has been a fairly mixed provision for PE and School Sport across the country with many schools reducing their sport offer and others continuing to receive support from SSPs who have accessed alternative income. Seeing the importance of School Sport a large number of schools have turned to innovative methods of ensuring an appropriate offer which have included joining with local schools to buy in services, forging partnerships with local sports clubs and utilising grant sources. The offer of mainstream funding for PE and School Sport certainly should only be seen as a good thing but let’s hope schools make the...
  2. Primary School Physical Education & School Sport to Receive Funding to Boost the Olympic Legacy

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    Primary school physical education and school sport could be transformed thanks to a £150 million-a-year boost that will be ring-fenced for primary school sport. This funding is hoped to continue to inspire the Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future. The new sports funding aims to improve the quality of provision in every state primary school in England. What does this funding mean? A lump sum for each school, with a per-pupil top-up.  A typical primary school with 250 primary aged pupils would receive £9,250 per year.  This is the equivalent of around two days a week of a primary teacher’s time – enough to make sure every pupil in the school can participate in physical education and school sport with a specialist. The ring-fenced funding can only be spent on physical education and school sport. The funding will go directly into the hands of heads and teachers who will decide...
  3. Guest Blog by Margaret Whitehead – Two hours of Physical Education no longer statutory and funding for Olympic athletes

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    I am shocked by the government move to give schools the responsibility to allocate time for physical education. The reason is extraordinary, being that in order to follow the two hour requirement, schools had been ‘filling’ physical education time with activities such as yoga and circus skills. While I feel that this relates to only a minority of schools, I see no reason why, if they increase leaner motivation, such activities should not be included. Many young people want to experience a wide range of physical challenges and may well be disillusioned by ‘more of the same’. Some of the most successful physical education programmes cover a wide variety of activities within and outside curriculum time to meet the interests and needs of all learners. I can see no positive outcome for this change in policy – only that there will be less time for any sort of physical activity...