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National Lottery funding available for PE development 

Sport England is investing up to £13.5 million of National Lottery funding into secondary schools across England via the Teaching School Alliance (TSA) network and other school partnerships. Its Secondary Teacher Training programme is designed to provide teachers with access to professional development as well as put pupils’ enjoyment and whole school outcomes at the heart of PE and school sport.

Any state school that educates students aged 11-16 years is eligible (independent, primary schools, middle school deemed primary, sixth form or Further Education colleges are not eligible). All eligible schools will be accepted onto the programme.

How does it work?

Get Ahead Partnership, based a Baysgarth School and led by Liz Notman, has applied successfully for £3,350 per secondary school in North Lincolnshire plus free support by an expert consultant from the Youth Sport Trust  over three academic terms.

Get Ahead Partnership, working closely with Head of Physical Education (PE) from all North Lincolnshire secondary schools, has designed a bespoke project to develop school PE provision based on the needs of their staff and pupils, access relevant mentoring and training, and measure the impact of their work. Sport England encourages projects that:

  • Develop pupils’ mental wellbeing, confidence and resilience through PE, school sport and physical activities that prioritise pupil enjoyment
  • Develop pupils’ understanding of the benefits of physical activity and how to live a healthy lifestyle
  • Create opportunities for all pupils – including those who don’t like PE – to try new activities (such as non-traditional sports and fitness classes) so they can discover ways to be physically active that work for them.
  • Explore how PE, school sport and physical activity can contribute to or complement core curriculum subjects by finding ways to bring activity into other subjects’ lessons

How to get involved:

Please visit the Sport England  and Get Ahead Partnership websites for more information.


Page updated: 1 June 2021