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Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium October 2018

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium October 2018

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • Develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school already offers
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

The vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium is that ALL pupils leaving primary school are physically literate with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

Maintained schools, including those that convert to academies, MUST publish, on their website by 31st July 2019, information about their use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium.

  • Schools must publish 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, physical activity, and sport participation and attainment
  • How the improvements will be sustainable in the future

Schools 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:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safe 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.

Schools should also consider how their use of the premium is giving pupils the opportunity to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.

The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

The Secretary of State does not consider the following expenditure as falling within the scope of additional or sustainable improvement:

  • Employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements – these should come out of schools’ core staffing budgets
  • Teaching the minimum requirements of the national curriculum PE programmes of study – including those specified for swimming

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, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

The Department for Education commissioned partners in the physical education and school sport sector to develop a template to create a national template which has been updated to include swimming data and any revised guidelines. Head teachers, Governors and Subject Leaders will be able to use this simple reporting mechanism to ensure they are compliant.

Schools are required to publish details of how they spend this funding as well as on the impact it has on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment. We recommend regularly updating the table and publishing it on your website as evidence of your ongoing review into how you are using the money to secure maximum, sustainable impact. To see an example of how to complete the table please click HERE to download a copy.

Click HERE to download a PDF copy of the template.

Clic HERE to download a Word copy of the template.

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Physically Active Lessons Boost Academic Attainment

Physically Active Lessons Boost Academic Attainment

Children's wellbeing is influenced by a range of factors and includes their subjective feelings as well as social, physical and psychological aspects of their lives.  Consequently schools are key places for shaping general wellbeing.  The health and wellbeing of children and young people contributes to their ability to benefit from good quality teaching and to achieve their full academic potential.  A report on our children's health by the Chief Medical Officer of England highlighted that:

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Swim England SW Volunteer Roles

Swim England SW Volunteer Roles

Swim England LogoSwim England South West Region are looking to appoint a Regional Board Chair and a Regional Board Vice Chair in the new year.  Could you be right for one of these roles?

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Coaching Para Swimmers

Coaching Para Swimmers

Swimmers delete 20.11.18The Institute of Swimming are currently offering a CPD course for those interested in coaching para swimmers into a mainstream coaching environment.  Read on to find out more...

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Cross-Government School Sport and Activity Action Plan

Cross-Government School Sport and Activity Action Plan

s300 Damian HindsEducation Secretary Damian Hinds has announced a series of measures to make sure every child has access to a world-class education at every stage of their lives, regardless of their background.  The announcement builds on the hard work of teachers and the Government’s reforms with 1.9 million more pupils now in good or outstanding schools than in 2010 – an increase from 66% of pupils to 86%.

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