Primary School Sport Funding
What is the Sports Funding? The National Picture
Sports funding was introduced by the Government in September 2013. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in developing Physical Education in Schools and build an 'Olympic Legacy'.
Where does the money come from?
Sports Funding is allocated to schools based on the number of children on roll (Years 1-6) plus an additional flat rate. It has been indicated that schools will receive this funding for two academic years (13/14 and 14/15). Because the funding has been allocated for academic years rather than financial years, the funding allocation goes across three financial years.
The aim of promoting PE and School Sport is to:
How has the money been spent?
Chudleigh Knighton CE Primary School is part of the Teign Valley Learning Community, a group of schools who work together to plan events and share good practice for the benefit of children. We subscribe to the ‘School Sport Partnership’ (SSP) and as such are able to attend sporting festivals and participate in competitions held throughout the year. These include; tag-rugby, hand-ball, athletics, gymnastics, football and netball. It is beneficial, particularly in a small school setting, to have use of the wider range of resources available, at both Teign School and South Dartmoor Community College, through our membership of the SSP.
As well as SSP festivals and competitions, children at Chudleigh Knighton also benefit from a number of sporting opportunities organized through the First Federation. For two out of the past three years, both our Colts and Senior Netball Teams have won the inter-schools annual Netball competitions, held at Blackpool CE Primary School! Part of the funding has been used to contribute towards the cost of a mini-bus for transporting pupils to the various festivals and competitions.
Fencing (KS2), Ballet (Foundation/KS1), Golf, Tennis, Mini-Cricket, Multi-Skills (Foundation/KS1), Curling and Taekwondo.