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Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding

Deadline for publishing details of how you spend your primary sport premium - **4th April 2018**

* Date of next Primary PE and Sport Conference is Friday 12th October 2018 *

New funding for 2017/2018

Following the Government announcement in July 2017, Primary schools in Somerset will receive a straight doubling of their current PE & Sport Premium funding grant. This means that schools will be able to continue to deliver, further improve and develop their high quality PE, Physical Activity and School Sport provision.

The Key changes from September 2017 are:

  • Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per pupil; and
  • Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil

How to use the PE and sport premium

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 you offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE 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

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the 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

Funding is distributed to local authorities, in the additional grant for schools, in late September.

Academies will receive the funding directly from the Education Funding Agency.

Eligible Special Schools will receive their funding directly from the Department's special education needs and disability division.


Accountability

Ofsted inspections

Ofsted assesses how primary schools use the primary PE and sport premium. They measure its impact on pupil outcomes, and how effectively governors hold school leaders to account for this.

Online reporting

You must publish details of how you spend your PE and sport premium funding. This must include:

  • 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 and sport participation and attainment
  • how the improvements will be sustainable in the future

For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.



Further Information from the DfE website

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    CSPN
    Sports Coach UK
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Zing Somerset
    Somerset Skills & Learning
  • CPSU