The Government's vision for the use of the Primary Sport Premium Funding

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The Governments vision for the use of the Primary Sport Premium Funding.

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.

OBJECTIVE: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.

We would expect indicators of such improvement to include:

·        the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick- starting healthy active lifestyles

·        the profile of PE and sport being 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

(DfE January 2015)


How to use 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.

This means that you should use the premium to:

develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offersmake improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, you can use your funding to:

hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachersprovide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectivelyintroduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sportsupport and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubsrun sport competitionsincrease pupils’ participation in the School Gamesrun sports activities with other schools

You should not use your funding to:  employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)


Publication of the Primary Sport Premium Funding - Ofsted Expectations

Ofsted have set out clear guidance as to their expectations. All schools must publish details of how the funding is spent and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.

To include the following:

your PE and sport premium allocation for the current academic year details of how you intend to spend your allocation details of how you spent your previous academic year’s allocation how it made a difference to the PE and sport participation and attainment of the pupils who attract the funding


How can your school meet these expectations?

1.      All information regarding the Primary P.E. and Sport Premium should be in an easily accessed section of the website alongside the pupil premium e.g. Key Information. Further support is available from your County Sports Partnership (CSP), Wiltshire and Swindon Sport either via the website http://www.wiltssport.org.uk/schools/primary-school-premium or by email rik@wiltssport.org

2.      All schools should display Primary P.E. and Sport Premium information on their individual school website i.e. not just on a shared website such as that of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT).

3.      Post the amount of grant received for the whole academic year on your home school website e.g. Both split payments = total amount of grant received. NOT THE FINANCIAL YEAR

4.      Report on how the money will be spent throughout the academic year and archive 2013-14 and 2014-15 reports. The report can be used as a working document; updated throughout the year.

5.      Ensure that the 2015-16 report is on your website no later than 4th April 2016.

6.      The report must show the breakdown and detailed impact and progress of the funding. An example of best practice can be found at http://www.monktonpark.wilts.sch.uk/wilts/primary/monktonpark/site/pages/news/sportpremium/sportspremiumgrant

7.      Ofsted may ask to see your documents evidencing the impact and progress e.g. registers, questionnaires, parent/ teacher feedback, pupil voice etc.


Primary teacher CPD courses

Over the coming months, a number of CPD opportunities will be offered through WASP from National Governing Bodies of Sport, key partners such as the YST, real PE, imovesdance, local sports networks and other organisations.

Proposals are in place to offer teacher training in:







For further details contact: Rik@wiltssport.org.uk

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