Mr Cameron says school sport has an important role in building "confidence and a sense of achievement".
The rise of childhood obesity and inactivity as highlighted in ukactive’s ‘Turning the tide of inactivity’ report published earlier this week, further evidences the need for there to be a real focus on engaging with the disengaged and promoting a healthier lifestyle across communities.
David Batch, Chief Executive of Premier Sport, the UK’s largest sport and physical activity provider of its kind comments, ”This is another fantastic step forward to ensuring that every child benefits from high quality PE & Sport.
The feedback since Sport Premium funding is that Head Teachers are now able to marry excellent outcomes with excellent value as a result of joined up thinking and collaboration which they create as it suits their school. This announcement means that this excellent start can continue and impact even more children in the future.
I am sure that the many schools in which we work which Ofsted have classed as having Outstanding delivery, and use of the Sport Premium funding, will continue to use a multi-faceted approach to delivery including curricular enrichment, up-skilling their own staff and offering a variety of physical activity to all children in and out of the school day, including for the many previously disengaged from sport.
After fifteen years of delivery in schools, we are delighted that Head Teachers recognise the sustainability of our support and that our intense staff training programmes have now become a recognised professional qualification. The value that we bring, with no hidden costs of absenteeism, equipment or staff departures added to the positive role models that are influencing their pupils, continue to cement already long lasting partnerships.”
Schools will be accountable for how they spend the fund and Ofsted will also be monitoring schools to ensure that the pupils are getting the best value from the fund.