13 AUG 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes £331,475 Olympic Legacy funding for Tamworth Primary Schools

Tamworth primary schools are set to receive an additional £331,475 in additional funding to support physical education as part of the Olympic legacy. The additional school funding will be ring-fenced to ensure the funds can only be spent on delivering first class physical education for primary age pupils to develop the next generation of Olympic athletes.

The Olympic legacy funding will be giving directly to head teachers to spend how they feel appropriate for their school on ensuring the best outcomes are achieved in developing sporting performance, sport participation and promote healthily lifestyles.

Mr Pincher said

"The introduction of this additional funding, and ensuring that it can only be used on physical education, is great news for all primary school children in Tamworth. I hope that the additional resources will help develop our own Andy Murray or Jessica Ennis as well as to encourage all pupils to participate in a sport they enjoy. It will continue to promote a healthy lifestyle which is important for many young people."

The money will be made available to head teachers in September 2013 and how the money is spent on improving sport participation and performance will form part of the new Ofsted inspections.

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