In March 2013 the Government announced that it would provide additional funding to primary schools to support the improvement of provision of PE and sport.
The funding is to benefit primary-aged pupils and to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles and aims to improve the provision of PE and sport:
To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports
To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence
To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce
For schools to show that they understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement