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 effective and sustainable use of the Primary PE and sport premium funding. 

Schools must 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’ Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity, participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future.

Head Teachers, Subject Leaders and Governors will be able to use this simple reporting mechanism to ensure they are grant compliant in demonstrating effective use of the grant to achieve a sustainable impact.

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Effective Use of the Funding  

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.

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.

Further information on training and resources, including advice on the use of the PE and sport premium, is available from Swim England.

What the Funding Should NOT Be Spent On

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 – apart from 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 – DfE does not set the capitalisation policy for each school – school business managers, school accountants and their auditors are best placed to advise on a school’s agreed capitalisation policy

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