What is it?
The government are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. This funding is being allocated to primary school head teachers. The funding is ring-fenced and so can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
How can it be spent?
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
Who is accountable?
Since September 2013, Ofsted inspections report on PE and sport provision and on how schools spend their additional funding.
The government also hold schools accountable by requiring them to publish, on their websites, details of how they spend (or will spend) their PE and sport grant. They must also include detail about the impact this funding has on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.