As part of the 2012 London Olympic Games legacy the Government is providing funding of £450 million to schools to help promote, improve and sustain the quality of P.E. and sports provision for children in primary years 1 – 6. This funding is given directly to head teachers who must comply with the conditions of grant in accordance with section 16 of the Education Act 2002.
Ofsted will increase monitoring of PE as a result of this increased funding. Representatives from Sport England, the Association for Physical Education and the Sport and Recreational Alliance suggested to the government that the best way of using the funding is by schools employing a specialist PE teacher. This year Sports Premium funding has been increased, as a result each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year - here at Ranikhet Academy that will mean around £18,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.