The government is providing funding of £450 million over 3 academic years. This funding has been given directly to head teachers to spend on improving the quality of PE and school sport provision. 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. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years - here at The Palmer Academy that will mean around £9,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.