Sports Premium Funding

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Sports Premium Funding

At Morningside 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 all our children.

Our Primary School Sport’s funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports coaches, entering into more competitive sports competitions, providing swimming lessons and training our staff to deliver high quality PE and Games sessions.

Primary School Sports Funding

Information about the Government initiative for funding sport in primary schools can be found here.

What is the Sports Premium?

The government provides funding of £150 million per annum for each academic year to provide new and substantial primary school sports funding. 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  receives £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years – at Morningside School that will mean around £9,500 a year.

Purpose of the funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.

How Morningside uses the funding:

  • Specialist qualified sports coaches work with our teachers and pupils
  • We have professional development opportunities for all staff
  • We release staff and pay coaches to attend a wide range of events in all areas of the PE curriculum
  • We buy high quality materials and equipment to support learning in PE and games
  • We provide a range of opportunities for enrichment activities after school and at lunchtime
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and residential visits

To see Morningside’s full funding information and the report on how the funding was spent in 2015-16 and it’s impact please click on the link below.

Sports Premium 2016

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