“Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level, which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth….
We want to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background”
The PE and Sports premium was set up as part of the government’s policy to improve participation in sports in the UK using the success of the London 2012 Olympics as a springboard to inspire continued participation from an early age. As part of the PE and Sports premium each primary school typically receives £8000 + £5 per pupil per year up until the year 2020. This money is to be used to improve the quality of sports provision offered to pupils. Schools are also advised on how to maximise the impact of this funding through a number of routes. These could be:
- Employ the services of qualified sports coaches
- Develop the skills and qualifications of existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- Focus extra attention to the least active children and support their development
- run sports activities with other schools
EdStart’s full range of services covers all of the above points of address in government policy.
Our full coverage of the PE curriculum delivered by coaches qualified to degree level offers children the highest quality introduction to their sporting life. Not only do children experience a wide range of different sports, the engaging delivery of sessions develops a lasting positive attitude towards a sporting environment and encourages continued participation beyond primary school years. After school and holiday clubs allow a further extension of these services and produce further increases in skills development and health improvement.
EdStart’s Health and Fitness Programme achieves multiple objectives set out by the PE and Sports premium with its ability to quantifiably improve children’s health and fitness levels, educate children on all healthy lifestyle matters and also provide continued staff development. On top of this the programme offers in depth data on pupil performance that can be used to determine where extra support may be needed for individuals, schools and areas.
Schools have also used the support of EdStart for inter-school activities and events such as athletics meets and next year will see the inception of the EdStart inter-school Girls Football League in Salford.
For more information on how EdStart can support your school and maximise the value of the PE and Sport Premium funding please contact us on 0161 736 4087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.