The government is providing funding of £150 million each year for the academic years 2013/2014 to 2016/2017 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to Primary School Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in Schools. Lower Farm School has chosen to work closely with Project Hero to support our PE development through the use of a Health Mentor. Our school has also become part of the Streetly Academy PE and School Sport Network, and we are ensuring that this funding targets areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children.
In Lower Farm School we have used our funding to:
This provision is constantly under review and is monitored by Project Hero management as well as part of our routine school monitoring processes.
During the past financial year 2015/2016 we received a PE and Sport Premium allocation of £9,653, in 2016/2017 we received £9,703. As a school we have invested an additional £2,104.61 between 2015/2017 to ensure a significant impact is achieved.