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PE and Sport Premium Funding – School Websites

If your school receives PE and sport premium funding, you must publish details on your school website by 4 April 2016 of how you are spending this funding in the 2015/16 academic year and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.

PE and Sport Premium Letter

PE and Sport Premium: The Governors Role

The NGA is an independent charity representing and supporting governors, trustees and clerks in maintained schools and academies in England.

Sport England Guidance Videos – PE and Sport Premium

Sport England has funded and developed a suite of films to promote best practice use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium. The films have been developed and are supported by afPE, YST, CSPN, Compass, and sports coach UK and they have been created and produced by a production company called Somersault. They are filmed on location in primary schools and capture recent impact and delivery.

The films have strong messages, powerful statistics and real examples which all primaries across England may benefit from watching. They are suitable for and targeted at; Headteachers, governors, school staff and coaches working in schools. The four films focus on the outcomes of the Primary PE and Sport Premium and include the following key messages:

Engagement of all Pupils in Regular Physical Activity

  • A ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t work
  • Wellbeing of pupils, both physical and emotional, is of vital importance

A Tool for Whole School Improvement

  • PE and Sport can improve pupil outcomes across the whole curriculum
  • PE and sport develops skills that children need to be competent learners
  • Character is developed and defined by participation in PE and sport
  • PE and sport can positively influence school ethos

Increase the Confidence and Skills of all Staff in Teaching PE

  • PE and sport are different
  • PE is a statutory curriculum subject and teachers should have the confidence to deliver
  • Only teachers should deliver PE, but sports coaches can enhance this and also support professional learning of teachers and other staff

More Children – More Sports – More Competition

  • There are a wide range of sports and activities available, many pupils will be engaged by less traditional sports and different formats
  • Coaches, other adults and even the pupils themselves can help broaden the range of sports and activities on offer
  • Every child has the right to take part in competition regardless of ability

The films are available at:

PE and Sport Premium: More Children Benefiting from School Sport (Sept 2014)

New research has shown the government’s £150 million a year PE and sport premium is helping to improve primary school sports provision.

PE and Sport Grant: Conditions of Grant for the Academic Year 2013 to 2014

Maintained schools and academies must publish, on their website, information about their use of the PE and Sport Grant allocation by 4 April 2014. Schools should publish the amount of grant received; how it has been spent (or will be spent) and what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment as a result, to help to ensure that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles.

Important Notice for Primary Schools

The DfE have tasked Herts Sports Partnership (and all other County Sports Partnerships) with completing a random review of school websites. This review will then inform the next paper to the Ministerial Board for PE and School Sport.

Schools not displaying information on their website (post 4th April 2014) could see their grant award being reviewed.

Maximising the Impact of Your Funding

The government is providing additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and 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. However they will be held to account over how they spend their ring fenced funding.

Ofsted will be amending their guidance provided to Ofsted inspectors to ensure that PE and sport are given high priority when assessing the overall provision offered by schools. Inspectors will be assessing how well schools have used their Sport Premium funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and school sport provision and participation. Ofsted will also carry out a survey reporting on the impact of the new funding and holding schools to account on how they have spent their Sport Premium money.

Schools will be required to publish details of their sporting provision both within and beyond the school day on their websites, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools.

For more information, including ideas on how the funding might be used, visit the DfE website:

Comments relating to the Sports Premium from recently published Ofsted reports on Hertfordshire schools:

"The leaders make good use of the expertise from the local community and nearby secondary schools to enhance the provision. For example, the school uses its sports funding effectively to employ sports coaches for lunchtime and after-school games sessions and to train teachers at this school on the best way to teach skills. "

"Physical Education is taught well by a specialist teacher and many additional clubs provide sporting and dance opportunities to help pupils to lead healthy lifestyles. The school has robust plans to develop this further over the coming year using the primary school sports funds.”

"The primary school sports funding is used effectively. Pupils take part in good quality sporting activities provided by a qualified sports coach both during the school day and in clubs after school. This is greatly valued by pupils and makes a strong contribution to their development of healthy lifestyles.”

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