On 24th October 2017, the Department for Education published newguidance on the doubled Primary PE and Sport Premium grant.
The guidance includes:
Which schools are eligible to access the funding
Funding formula for 2017 to 2018
Payment dates for 2017 to 2018
How to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium
Accountability (Ofsted Inspections, Online Reporting and new the Accountability Reviews)
Click HERE to view the new guidance, courtesy of GOV.UK.
Purpose of Funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.
Indicators of such improvement to include:
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
increased participation in competitive sport
Evidencing the impact
Maintained schools, including those that convert to academies, MUST publish, on their website, information about their use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium.
Schools should publish the amount of Primary PE and Sport Premium received; a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent); what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future. Schools should also consider how their use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium is giving pupils the opportunity to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.
The Department for Education commissioned the Association for Physical Education and the Youth Sport Trust to create a national template which has been newly updated, to include swimming data. Head teachers, Governors and Subject Leaders will be able to use this simple reporting mechanism to ensure they are compliant.
Click HERE to download a PDF copy of the template.
Click HERE to download a Word copy of the template.
Click HERE to download an exemplification support document.
Examples of Effective Use of the Funding and What the Funding Should NOT Be Spent On
Schools can use the funding to:
Provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
Introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
Support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
Enter or run more sport competitions
Partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
Increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
Encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
Provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
Embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching
Schools should not use the funding to:
Employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements – these should come out of your core staffing budgets
Teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum – including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)
Updates: The latest information about PE & Sport Premium can be found on the Department for Education website. Here>>
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