Additional funding is made available by the government to fund development of sport and build on the legacy of London 2012.
The government provided an additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
At Gresham, we ensure that sports, including competitive sport is central the development of children. This is evident in;
- The amount of extra-curricular clubs - many of our clubs are of a sporting nature, with an emphasis on a wide range of activities that develop a sense of competition as well as targeted participation to support an awareness of being fit and healthy.
- The provision of sports coaching at school - we invest much of our funding on the availability of sports coaching at Gresham to provide the best possible skills for our children.
- The participation in local sports partnerships - these provide ideal opportunities for staff training, gifted and talented provision and the participation in a range of competitions.
- The development of gifted and talented programmes for sport - these are in conjunction with other local schools as part of a cluster arrangement with programmes for sport and health and fitness.
- The teaching and learning of the importance of healthy lifestyles and the positive impact of sport - this is a key part of our teaching at Gresham as part of lessons and of targeted after school clubs.