P.E and Sports Premium
What is the PE and sport premium?
The PE and sport premium is a government funding stream from the Department of Education Health and Culture, Media and Sport, designed to help primary schools improve the quality of PE and sport activities they offer. The funding is ring-fenced and should not be used to cover core functions, such as teachers’ planning and preparation time, or to teach the minimum requirements of the National Curriculum.
Using the PE and Sport Premium
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. Improvements now should benefit pupils joining our school in future years. The intended outcome of the funding is for it to benefit all pupils and encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
The DfE have created 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
- Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5-18 engage in 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
- The profile of PE and sport is 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
Details of how PE and Sport Premium funding is spent must include;
- The amount of premium received
- A full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent)
- The impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and Sport participation and attainment
- How the improvements will be sustainable in the future?
Since 2017/18, there is a new expectation , requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort that are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres . They need to be able to use a range of strokes efficiently and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.