The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
£450 million of funding will be sent to schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.
DfE have revised their guidance for 2016-17 which now includes more details about what the grant should and shouldn't be used for. For more information view the DfE website
As your County Sport Partnership, West Yorkshire Sport is one of several leading organisations to be designated as a 'National Partner' to support schools to spend the grant effectively. Read about the other and how they can help below:
The National Partners
Sport England is committed to helping people and communities across the country create sporting habits for life. Sport England, the County Sports Partnership Network and the Youth Sport Trust are combining effort to help schools and sports make the most of the new Government £150m pa Primary School Sport Premium.
By collaborating and working together to support schools, sports and others make the most of the premium Sport Englang are aiming to ensure that the funding delivers high quality physical education and school sport. The support is being freely and readily offered but there will be no compulsion on schools, sports or anyone else. The help is being made freely available but there will be no compulsion or any requirement to take up this offer.
The Youth Sport Trust is passionate about helping all young people to achieve their full potential - and we also have a range of support available to those working in education and school sport.
Their specialist staff work closely with all schools (primary, secondary and special educational needs) and a range of partners including National Governing Bodies of Sport, YST corporate partners and Government, to get even more young people involved in PE and school sport.
The Association for Physical Education (afPE) is the only physical education subject association in the UK.
They are committed to being the representative organisation of choice for people and organisations delivering or supporting the delivery of physical education in schools and in the wider community.
Sports coach UK, funded by Sport England, is the lead coaching agency in England and has coordinated and collaborated with afPE, CSPN , Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust in producing this useful aide to maximise the impact of the primary school sport premium
Sports Leaders UK is changing lives. Originally founded over 30 years ago, Sports Leaders UK was set up to support people across the UK who would like to give back to their local community. It now assists over 140,000 young people a year to give them the skills, advice and confidence to provide sporting opportunities to their neighbourhood.