School Sport in Surrey
The Government is providing £150 million of ‘Sport Premium’ funding per annum (academic year) to primary schools for 2013/14 and 2014/15 to support the delivery of PE & School Sport. This funding will be ring fenced and Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure and its impact.
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils (5-11yrs) will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil, per annum. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil. An average primary school with 250 pupils will receive £9,250 per year. Calculate your funding here.
Sport England have asked County Sports Partnerships to help schools link with local sports coaches, clubs and governing bodies of sport. Active Surrey coordinates Surrey's County Sports Partnership (CSP) and we are keen to support you in the use of this funding. For more information about how we can do this, please see our Head teacher Briefing Paper.
Youth Sport Trust have created a special edition of their magazine, Sporting Start, which provides a very useful guide to the funding. This guide outlines how schools can maximise the funding and emphasises the value of collaboration, cluster models and signposting to local partners.
As well as the guide, you can also access a self-review tool, which can help primary schools assess their current provision and outcomes in PE and school sport, and then identify priorities for development to inform how and where schools invest their funding. This is an excellent way to provide evidence of improved provision to Ofsted at the end of 2013-14.
The Surrey School Games
The P&G Surrey School Games calendar for 2012-13 is now available. Click on the events for full details of each event in this year’s programme, which is bigger and more varied than ever before.
A key date for the diary is the Summer Surrey School Games Festival, which is a large scale multi sport event, catering for various age groups and all abilities. The festival takes place on Thursday 27 June 2013, at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford.
2013-14 Surrey School Games
Plans are already underway, make sure you have your say on what the county programme looks like by contacting your School Games Organiser.