In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (P.E.) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of P.E. and sport provision.
Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils.
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of P.E. and sport provision, including increasing participation in P.E. and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
OFSTED inspectors will assess and report on how effectively this new funding is being used to improve P.E. and sport provision when making the judgement on quality of the school's leadership and management.
Inspectors will use evidence gained from meetings with school leaders, including governors to assess the impact of additional funding on improving the quality and breadth of P.E. and sport provision. Inspectors may also use evidence from observations of lessons and/or extra-curricular sports clubs, and discussions with pupils. Inspectors may also review the details of a school's P.E. and sport provision on their school website prior to inspection.
It is up to schools to determine how best to use this additional funding.
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