History of the Plymstock School Sports Partnership
Over the past two years the government have invested in a “Teacher release scheme” enabling a member of staff from each secondary school to have one day off a week to develop school sport in both Primary and their own Secondary school. This funding was not ring fenced and it was left to each Secondary school headteacher to decide what or who the money was invested in.
Plymstock School is committed to using their money to develop and improve the provision of school sport in both Primary and our own Secondary schools. Through the collaborative work of Theresa Honeywell we have delivered a programme of activities, training, tournaments and festivals through the Sport Partnership.
Since September we have delivered the following activities;
On Saturday 16th March the government announced a new Sport Premium for primary age children for the 2013/14 and 2014/15 school years. This replaced the “Teacher release scheme” thus enabling primary school leaders to decide on a bespoke package which would maximise impact for their school sport and PE.
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This 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
Amount of funding per school
Purpose of funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Schools will be required to include details about their sporting provision on their school website, alongside their curriculum details, so parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.