Background – to the Primary PE and Sport Premium

Background- To the Primary PE and Sport Premium

The Government in England has provided additional funding of over £150 million per annum since 2013/14 to improve PE and school sport in primary schools. From September 2017, the funding will be doubled to enable primary schools to make further improvements to the quality and breadth of the PE and sport they offer.

Key information for School Governors

The Education Minister, Edward Timpson MP,  has written an article on the role of School Governors in promoting effective use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium which can be accessed here.

The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on PE and school sport provision in schools. Ofsted is tasked with monitoring the spending of the PE and school sport premium; schools are required to include details of their PE and school sport provision on their website. You can find more information about website reporting here.

Guidance outlining the roles and duties of school governors can be accessed here.

The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on PE and school sport provision in schools. Ofsted will assess how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium; schools are required to publish information about their use of the premium on their website. You can find more information about website reporting here and download a tool to help you measure and report on the impact of your spending from the Association for PE and the Youth Sport Trust

To ensure that the funding is spent effectively and sustainably, we strongly recommend that all schools undertake a PE, sport and physical activity review to ensure that the school’s needs are met. Information on how to perform a review is provided here.

To help schools, the association for Physical Education have developed some easy to use definitions of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity.  You can download those definitions here.

Information on the effective and sustainable use of coaches can be found here.

A review tool on the use of coaches through the Primary PE and Sport Premium can be found here.

Vision

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.

Objective

To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.

We would expect indicators of such improvement to include:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles

  • the profile of PE and sport being 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

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