PE and School Sport Premium Extended for the academic year 2020/2021

Posted: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 06:28

PE and School Sport Premium Extended for the academic year 2020/2021

PE and School Sport Premium Extension

Today the Department for Education announced the extension for the PE and School Sport Premium funding for the academic year 2020/2021.

The School Sport and Activity Action Plan set out government's commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officer guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).

The PE and Sport Premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets.

The funding will continue to be allocated directly to schools, so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.

Guidance for the PE and School Sport Premium can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools

Requirements of the funding will be updated at a later date. >

David Watson Chief Executive of North Yorkshire Sport said

' Physically active children experience better wellbeing, are more resilient and are more trusting of others, so we welcome to continuation of the PE and Sport Premium for primary schools to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of our young people.

North Yorkshire Sport will continue to play a lead role in supporting schools, with a particular focus on professional development, advocacy with leadership teams, sharing of innovation and targeting support to schools in need, as well as articulating the impact on children and young people.

Alongside this announcement the Department for Education has announced that underspend from this years PE premium can be carried forward into the next academic year.To support schools to continue to deliver PE, School Sport and Physical Activity North Yorkshire Sport have collated information for teachers and can be found here https://www.northyorkshiresport.co.uk/advice-for-schools-during-covid

North Yorkshire Sport are committed to supporting schools to ensure effective use of the PE and School Sport Premium. Information, guidance and support can be found here or by contacting Gavin Phillis, North Yorkshire Sport Development Manager - gavin@northyorkshiresport.co.uk

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