The provision of Primary PE
and Sport Premium funding, specifically to make additional and sustainable
improvements to the quality of PE and sport schools offer, demonstrates the
importance placed on PE & school sport by Government.
You must publish details of how you spend
your PE and sport premium funding by the end of the summer term or by
31 July 2019 at the latest.
This is different to last year’s reporting deadline. Online reporting must
the amount of premium
a full breakdown
of how it has been spent
the impact the
school has seen on pupils’ PE, physical activity, and sport participation
improvements will be sustainable in the future
You are also required to publish the percentage of
pupils within your year 6 cohort in the 2018 to 2019 academic year who met the
national curriculum requirement to:
confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
use a range of
self-rescue in different water-based situations
Attainment data for year 6 pupils should be
provided from their most recent swimming lessons. This may be data from years
3, 4, 5 or 6, depending on the swimming programme at your school.
To plan, monitor and report on the impact of your
spending, it’s recommended that you use the following template to record your
activity which can be downloaded below:
This document will help you to
review your provision and to report your spend. DfE encourages schools to use
this template as an effective way of meeting the reporting requirements of the
Primary PE and Sport Premium.
School Compliance Reviews
DFE will sample a number of
schools in each local authority to review what they have published on their use
of the funding and their swimming attainment. Schools are expected to spend the
grant for the purpose it was provided only; to make additional and sustainable
improvements to the PE, sport and physical activity offered.
Should you have any questions or require any support please
email Tim Aldred or call Tim on 01384 471103.
How to use the PE and sport premium
Schools must use the funding to make
additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education
(PE), physical activity and sport you offer.
This means that you should use the premium
or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school
capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now
will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Schools can use the premium to secure
improvements in the following indicators:
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
profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for
confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and
experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
participation in competitive sport
For example, you can use your 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
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
partner with other
schools to run sports activities and clubs
embed physical activity
into the school day through active travel to and from school, active
playgrounds and active teaching
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
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
Ofsted assesses how primary schools use the
primary PE and sport premium. They measure its impact on pupil
outcomes, and how effectively governors hold school leaders to account for
School Compliance Reviews
The DFE will sample a number of schools in each local authority
to review what they have published on their use of the funding and their
swimming attainment. Schools are expected to spend the grant for the purpose it
was provided only; to make additional and sustainable improvements to
the PE, sport and physical activity offered.
information on the latest tool for Primary schools to track and improve
physical activity levels in their pupils please visit the Active Schools Planner.
Ofsted Inspections & the Primary PE and Sport Premium – Support Document for Schools Update: 10/10/17
In response to questions from members and sector colleagues, afPE has created a new support document which highlights extracts from the Ofsted Section 5 handbook that identify key areas that inspectors should ask schools regarding their use of Primary PE and Sport Premium funding. The next major change of the handbook is in 2019.
In addition, afPE has put together (page two) additional Primary PE and Sport Premium related questions that Ofsted inspectors may ask schools. We would also suggest that if you have examples of good practice relating to these areas, you show them to the Inspector.
Click HERE to download a copy of the support document.
Further information regarding the
Primary PE and Sport Premium, including resources and supporting guidance can
also be found at: