Data relating to the amount of money which schools spend on sports equipment and the recruitment of coaches to provide sports lessons in schools are not collected centrally.
The PE and school sport professional development programme, part of the National School Sport Strategy, has been running since 2003 and aims to raise the quality of teaching and learning in PE and school sport for all pupils. Over 156,000 training places have been taken up on the programme since it began. Funding for the five years that the professional development programme has been running is as follows:
Programme funding (£) 2003/04 2,000,000 2004/05 6,000,000 2005/06 10,000,000 2006/07 3,100,000 2007/08 3,000,000
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