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Evidencing The Impact of The Primary School Sport Premium

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 and how it achieves the 5 Key Indicators.

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 a clear link to Ofsted's three I's. 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.

Government also commisioned a small group of Active Partnerships to create a TOP Tips document which you can download HERE

Please Note: Due to disruption caused by Covid-19 the Department for Education (DfE) has given permission for schools to ‘carry over’ any underspend from the academic year 2019/20 into this year 2020/21, but this must be spent and reported on by 31st March 2021.

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 and embed physical activity across your school.

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.

Raise attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2.

Embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching.

Active miles

Where schools choose to take part in an active mile, you should use your existing playgrounds, fields, halls and sports facilities to incorporate an active mile into the school day and develop a lifelong habit of daily physical activity.

Raising attainment in primary school swimming

The premium can be used to fund the professional development and training that are available to schools to train staff to support high quality swimming and water safety lessons for their pupils.

The premium may also be used to provide additional top-up swimming lessons to pupils who have not been able to meet the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety after the delivery of core swimming and water safety lessons. At the end of key stage 2 all pupils are expected to be able to swim confidently and know how to be safe in and around water.

Schools are required to publish information on the percentage of their pupils in year 6 who met each of the 3 swimming and water safety national curriculum requirements.

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 – with the exception of top-up swimming lessons after pupils’ completion of core lessons (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum).

Fund capital expenditure.

Top Tips to include on your website report can be accessed >>here