“Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE & sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.”
Possible uses for the funding might include:
· Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching
· Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
· Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
· Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
· Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in school games
· Buying quality-assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
· Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs.
From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ringfenced 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.”
Purpose of the Funding
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport they offer.
This means that schools should use the premium to:
· develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that their 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.
How to use the PE and Sport Premium Funding
Schools should use the PE & Sport Premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:
· Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
· 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
Schools should not use their funding to:
• employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements – these should come out of the school’s core staffing budgets
• teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum – with the exception of top-up swimming lessons after pupils’ completion of core lessons (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)
• fund capital expenditure – the Department for Education does not set the capitalisation policy for each school. School business managers, school accountants and their auditors are best placed to advise on a school’s agreed capitalisation policy.
Where schools choose to take part in an active mile, they should use their existing playgrounds, fields, halls and sports facilities to incorporate an active mile into the school day and develop a lifelong habit of daily physical activity.
Raising attainment in Primary School swimming
Schools are also required to publish the percentage of pupils within their Year 6 cohort in the 2020 to 2021academic year who met the national curriculum requirement to:
• swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m
• 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 used by their school. It is therefore essential to retain attainment data from swimming lessons in Years 3 to 5 to be able to report this accurately in Year 6.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, Pear Tree Mead will receive £19,400 of PE & Sport Premium funding.
Our intended outcomes for Sport Premium expenditure are as follows:
• Increased skill set of teaching staff including: understanding of how to teach technical aspects of games; ability to differentiate; ability to ‘talent spot’
• Increase in number of children taking part in competitive sport during school time (inter & intra)
• Increase in number of children taking part in competitive sport outside of school
• Development of parental understanding of impact of diet & exercise on child development and their capacity to learn
How the funding will be spent:
• Employ specialist coach to support PE subject leaders lead the development of provision (10 hours per week)
• Specialist coach to work alongside teachers with particular focus on assessment, differentiation
• Implement a wide range of sports activities before, during and after school
(after Covid restrictions have been lifted)
• Include PE lesson observations as part of SLT’s monitoring schedule
You can take a look at how we spent our budget and the impact it has made over the years: