PE and School Sport Premium
Background to the Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium
In March 2013, the Government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and Sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE & Sport Premium.
This funding – provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary school Headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
In the Autumn Statement 2013, the Chancellor, George Osbourne, announced an additional years £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the 2016 academic year.
On 6th February 2014, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE & Sport Premium until 2020.
The Primary PE and Sport Premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2015/16 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
On the 17th July 2015, the Department for Education announced that 2015/16 funding will remain at the same level as last year.
Purpose of the Funding
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.
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.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. We would expect indicators of such improvements to include:
Accountability for Schools
At Wilbraham Primary, we have evidenced the impact of the PE and School Sport Premium so far and set new action plans using the tool kit from the association for PE (afPE) see attached alongside guidance from the DfE and the Youth Sport Trust (YST).
From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the “Inspectors’ Handbook” and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.
One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure of additional funding and its impact.
Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
How are we using the funding to benefit our children?
2013 - 2015
At Wilbraham Primary School, we have allocated the funding in a number of ways:
2015 - 2016
This year we are using the money to bring a PE Expert into school one day a week – Anita Richardson, a Former Advanced Skills Teacher/Senior Leader in Education for PE. Anita currently works part-time as a Senior Lecturer for Primary PE and will be using her expertise to:
In addition to this, the Headteacher is committed to adding additional funding to support PE and school sport: