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PE and Sport Premium Funding at
Ireland Wood Primary School

The government announced that it is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding has recently been extended to 2020 is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will be allocated to primary schools. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport. To find out more about this funding please follow this link

Here at Ireland Wood, PE and sport plays a very important role within the lives of our pupils. We believe that engaging them in physical activity is essential in their young lives and provides them with an excellent opportunity to develop socially and emotionally as well as understanding the importance of keeping active. We believe that competition in sport is very important and we encourage our pupils to win with pride, but to also lose graciously.

Our overall aim is to raise standards in P.E., school sport and physical activity increasing the participation and opportunities offered to our children. We aim to provide higher quality lessons and improved learning for all.
The funding has been used primarily to employ a PE Specialist to work in school part time. Their role is to enhance and support the provision of PE and Sport within school including extra-curricular activities. 

Here is a breakdown of our key development and targeted areas through the PE funding:

  • Part time PE specialist
  • Lunch time PE leader
  • Active Schools subscription to all competitions, advice and some training
  • Subsidies for events
  • Medals and trophies
  • Key Stage 1 Dance teacher, 1 hour a week
  • Staff training
  • Equipment and resources


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