Coaching in the UK

sports coach UK welcomes PE and School Sport Premium Announcement

Fri, 06 Dec 2013

sports coach UK welcomes the Government’s announcement that the PE and School Sport Premium will be extended into the 2015-16 academic year.

Speaking in response to the news, CEO Dr Tony Byrne said: “It’s good to have confirmation that this direct funding for primary schools is to continue. This will enable head teachers to plan on a slightly longer-term basis and ensure that they can make the most practical, direct use of the funding to further the provision of PE and sport for their pupils. In particular, it extends the opportunity for teachers and coaches to work together and so enhance each others’ skills.

“This will also allow time for the development of an effective long-term strategy for PE and school sport which should include provision of specialist PE teachers supported by appropriately qualified professionals in primary schools. Meanwhile we have developed a School Sport Portal with a range of guidance, tools and resources to support Head teachers and others, and so ensure sustainable use of the funding. These have been created in partnership with the Association for Physical Education, the County Sports Partnership Network, Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust, enabling Head Teachers to have reliable, technical, objective advice”.

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