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How To Make The Most Of The PE & Sports Premium

Now that you have read our previous posts, you know what the premium is, how much your school will receive and what you can use it for.

But the most the important question is: how can you make the most of it?

Of course, this will depend on your individual school and the pupils that you cater […]

What Can The PE & Sports Premium Be Spent On?

When it comes to what the PE & Sports Premium can be spent on, the clue is in the name. The funding must be used to “make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE and sports you offer.”

This roughly translates as using the premium to develop, or add to the existing PE […]

How is the PE & Sports Premium Allocated?

In our last post, we delved into what exactly the PE & Sports Premium is, and how it is being funded. If you missed that post, you can read it here.

So now, the big question is how is the money being allocated?

In a nutshell, schools receive the funding based on the number of pupils enrolled […]

What Is The PE & Sports Premium?

Over the past twelve months school budgets have been a hot topic of debate, with stories such as school weeks being shortened and pleas to parents becoming regular tabloid headlines.

As school staff members grapple with how to make their budgets stretch as far as possible, there has at least been one silver lining – The […]

How To Fund Your Playground

How To Fund Your Playground
As the weather slowly but surely gets warmer and children look forward to spend more time outdoors, you may be starting to think more about your outside spaces. We understand however that improving your outside space can seem like a big project – with one of the first questions being ‘How […]

Which Safety Surface Is Best For Me?

Which Safety Surfacing Is Best For Me?
If you are looking to create a new play area, one of the obvious questions is which safety surface will serve you best?

Both of our safety surfaces are impact absorbent and non-slip, they have also been tested to both British and European safety standards. This said, some projects would […]

What Options Are There For Repairing Playground Surfaces?

What Options Are There For Repairing Playground Surfacing?
Arriving in the morning to find your playground surfacing has been damaged can be heart-breaking and infuriating. The important thing is what you do next. Luckily there are a number of options available if you find your surfacing has been damaged.
So what can you do?
If the damaged area […]

Should We Allow Children To Take More Risks?

Should We Allow Children To Take More Risks?
As we head towards a new calendar year, it’s important to look back and take stock of the last 12 months. In 2017 we saw a growing back lash against the ‘snowflake’ generation and more conversation about instilling resilience in school aged children.

Of course, whether you are a […]

How To Deal With Icy Playgrounds

How To Deal With Icy Playgrounds
As the days get colder, and the nights get longer, teachers and care takers all over the country begin to worry… Will Jack Frost wreak havoc on their playgrounds tonight?

Frost, snow and ice can cause major problems in playgrounds. Although it may seem fun for children, ice can make the […]

Easy Ways Schools Can Encourage Outdoor Activity

Easy Ways Schools Can Encourage Outdoor Activity
School playgrounds should be a hive of activity, with children making the most of the time between lessons to have fun and get active. However as ever younger children bring mobile phones into schools, it is easy to see how break time activity can slip into decline.

Even schools who […]