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Tackling Childhood Obesity With Schools

Sports premium funding projects - tackling childhood obesity with schools

In 2014, it was announced that Primary schools in England are going to share an extra £150m per year sports funding until 2020.

To help cater for this new funding we have released a range of high quality playground gym equipment. The addition of outdoor gym equipment and outdoor fitness equipment can encourage sports, fitness and exercise on the playground or in the park, and help to promote a healthier lifestyle.

Our range of outdoor gym equipment includes a wide variety of products for aerobic exercises, such as our air walker, and strength training, such as our seated chest press. We also offer a range of flooring to be able to give you the full solution to your playground needs.

Our inspirational range of outdoor fitness equipment is suitable for the complete novice right through to the experienced athlete. Our full range of exercise stations can be viewed here.

A further breakdown of what funding may be available to schools can be found below.

Funding for 2016 to 2017

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.

How to use the PE and sport premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools

You should not use your funding to:

  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets
  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)

Ofsted inspections

Ofsted assesses how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium. One of the Ofsted overarching criteria for judging the effectiveness of leadership and management is set out below.

“How well the school supports the formal curriculum with extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to extend their knowledge and understanding and to improve their skills in a range of artistic, creative and sporting activities.”

Source: www.gov.uk

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