Premier Education statement in response to the Government’s announcement (5 July) on the PE and Sport Premium
Premier Education welcomes the Government’s commitment today to continue the PE and Sport Premium, at £320 million for the academic year 2020/21 and that of the Department for Education who have authorised the rollover of any PE and Sport Premium funding that has not been used in the current academic year (2019/20), due to Covid-19, into the next academic year.
We know too well from speaking to our thousands of partner schools across the UK that this announcement was much needed, especially during times when school budgets are already stretched to their limits. The ring-fenced funding for PE, School sport and Physical activity (PESSPA) means that children can continue to receive access to high quality opportunities at a time when they need it more than ever.
At Premier Education, we passionately believe that the health and wellbeing of our children and young people should be central to school life. Not only will the extension of PE and Sport Premium support the physical wellbeing of our children, but also the social and emotional benefits that Sport and Physical Activity brings is absolutely critical for the next academic year and any recovery curriculum.
We fully support ukactive, who say that “fun, meaningful and inclusive physical activity should be a normal part of children’s daily school routines in order to provide a platform for lifelong participation – from the commute to and from school, engagement in high-quality PE lessons and varied extra-curricular programmes, to active breaks and physically active learning”
As passionate educators for over 20 years, we have strived to improve the health and wellbeing of children through active learning, and we remain committed to that mission.
We are ready to support you with your long term, sustainable planning, to help create and deliver an ‘ambitious and well-designed PESSPA curriculum’.
If you’re a parent, making an enquiry about activities for your child, please enquire here.