All primary schools across England now receive additional funding into their school budgets which is to support the development of PE in schools and help to raise the fitness level of our children. The amount that the school will receive this year is in the region of £9000. With the introduction of the "Sugar tax" this amount is likely to increase in the future.
At Holly Hill the majority of our funding allows us to employ specialised PE teachers. Their role is to deliver PE across the school alongside the class teachers. We do it this way to upskill our teachers and teaching assistants, and so create a level of sustainability for the future should the funding cease. They also run some additional sports clubs which has enabled more children to access PE based clubs.
We also use some of the funding to deliver the legacy challenge - a structured series of challenges which the children take part in designed after the London Olympics to sustain the impact. The remainder is used to support transport costs for some of our sporting competitions, to purchase additional resources and to allow staff training opportunities.
Below is a more detailed breakdown of how we intend to spend this year's funding, with evidence of impact so far. This will be evaluated to ensure that we are building sustainable improvements in our PE provision.