PE and School Sport Premium 20/21
On the 5th July Gavin Williamson – Education Secretary confirmed that funding for the PE and Sport Premium, which was doubled in 2017, will once again continue at this higher rate of £320 million next year. It builds on the ambitious School Sport and Activity Action Plan launched last year and underlines the importance of PE and sport in the Government’s manifesto.
The same announcement also confirmed that any PE and Sport Premium funding from the current academic year 2019-20, that schools were unable to use as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, can be brought forward to use in the next academic year.
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government's ambitions for a world-class education system.
The PE and Sport Premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing eligible primary schools with £16,000 per year and an additional payment of £10 per pupil, of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets.
Ofsted's new Inspection Framework, which came into effect from September 2019, gives greater recognition to schools' work to support the personal development of pupils, such as the opportunities they have to learn about eating healthily and maintaining an active lifestyle. Inspectors will expect to see schools delivering a broad, ambitious education, including opportunities to be active during the school day and through extra-curricular activities. Schools should consider how they use their PE and Sport Premium to support this.
What can schools use the funding for?
Schools should use the premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:
1. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
2. Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. Increased participation in competitive sport
What must schools publish on their website?
Schools must publish details of how it spends its PE and sport premium funding by the end of the summer term or by 31 July 2020 at the latest. Online reporting must include:
• the amount of premium received
• a full breakdown of how it has been spent
• the impact the school has seen on pupils' PE, physical activity, and sport participation and attainment
• how the improvements will be sustainable in the future
Please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice on how best to use your PE and Sport Premium and how to successfully report your spend.
Recommended reporting template: afPE YST