What does the Budget announcement mean for PE and School Sport?
Yesterday’s Budget announcement delivered by the Chancellor commits funding to support primary school PE teaching and improve the use of sports facilities, whilst the School Sport and Activity Action Plan is set to be updated by government.
What’s stated in the 2020 Budget document?
“To ensure that children get an active start in life, the government will bring forward an updated School Sport and Activity Action Plan following the Comprehensive Spending Review. Ahead of that, the Budget provides £29 million a year by 2023-24 to support primary school PE teaching and help schools make best use of their sports facilities. The funding will support high quality teacher training and professional development for PE, informed by best practice PE teaching.”
Plans for the Primary PE and Sport Premium have not been confirmed, though we know the £29 million is to fund a scheme separate to the Primary PE and Sport Premium.
When can we expect to hear about the Primary PE and Sport Premium?
Sue Wilkinson MBE, afPE CEO said “We are delighted to see that the government is investing in primary teachers’ professional learning and continuing with the plans for the School Sport and Activity Action Plan. However, we understand that the position for the Primary PE and Sport Premium for 2021-22 and beyond will be something to be confirmed as part of the Spending Review in July.”