How can the Funding be Used

Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014

Young People

Suggested uses of the Funding


With Primary School PE and Sport Funding only available for a limited time, ensuring its  sustainable usage is important for primary schools to consider. GBA have given a few ideas below for Head Teachers, Subject Leaders and Governors to consider when contemplating how to utilise their share of the funding effectively. 


Area for Development


Subject Leadership


   Enhanced teacher allowance to lead delivery and ensure impact

   Quality assuring any external staff or providers used to deliver curricular or extra-curricular activities

   Developing and reviewing aspects of the PE curriculum (content and/or assessment)

Staff Development


  Use of internal effective staff to lead staff training

  Employing specialists to work alongside staff to build subject knowledge and competency

  Providing additional support/capacity through the use of sport Apprentices or similar

  Providing cover for staff to attend CPD opportunities

  Whole school staff development training to improve confidence and competence

Networks and Pooling Resources


  Buying into existing School Sport Networks

  Employing a specialist teacher/coach  across a cluster of schools for curricular or extra-curricular delivery

  Attending national or local networking opportunities such as led by the School Sport Network and Get Berkshire Active

  Establishing strong partnerships with local sports clubs

Target Groups


  Using surveys to identify target groups and their interests

  Using internal or external staff to provide opportunities for the identified target groups

  Providing priority places for target groups in extra-curricular activities

  Funding targeted pupils to attend external clubs or holiday programmes

  Providing gifted and talented pupils with expert coaching

  Providing targeted activities for the least active pupils

  Providing transport, pool hire and teaching for extra sessions for those children unable to swim 25m



  Paying for external staff to run competitions or attend local competitions

  Create intra competition opportunities through a ‘house system’ of sports events/days

New Initiatives, sports and ideas


  Introduce basic movement skills into Early Years Foundation Stage

  Develop Sport Leaders in Key Stage 2

  Purchase specialist equipment and teacher resources for non-traditional sports (e.g. Frisbees; rhythmic gymnastics, cycling, tri golf etc.)

  Provide new activities that might encourage new participants, (e.g. outdoor and adventurous activities)

  Develop and embed links with local community clubs and NGB’s


Source: GBA