July 6, 2020
The Government has announced that the PE and Sport Premium fund for primary schools will remain at the increased rate of £320 million for 2020/21. This funding is provided to help schools meet the aims of the School Sport and Activity Action Plan, which includes the target of 60 minutes exercise a day. The exact amount of funding a school receives varies based on a number of factors, but the average one form entry primary school will receive roughly £18,000 per year. You can find out exactly how it is calculated for each school here.
Moreover, it was announced that schools would get to rollover their funding from this year as they were unable to spend it during the coronavirus outbreak. For a long time there was no news, which when it comes to Government funding announcements is often bad news, and it appears the pandemic may have been an influencing factor in the decision. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, said:
"During these challenging times, it has become clearer to me than ever the importance of keeping active and how it benefits not just our physical health but also our ability to pay attention, our mood and our mental health too."
As the makers of Striver we were obviously pleased to hear this news. Not just because it gives schools more money to promote PE but because it shows clear recognition from Government of the links between our physical and mental health. Promoting positive mental health is something we are very passionate about which is why Striver includes dedicated wellbeing units for every year group.
Striver is the complete PE solution for primary schools. If you're not already a Striver user you can try it totally free for 14-day days, hit the button for more information and to start your free trial.
"The use of Striver at our school has been transformational, not only has it improved the confidence of our teachers but we are now teaching more PE across the school. The built in assessment and certificates mean that we can celebrate PE across the school and target support and clubs in a more meaningful way."
PE Co-ordinator, The James Oglethorpe Primary School
Full scheme of work for PE
Dedicated wellbeing units for each year group
Inbuilt assessment and planning tools