Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding
Latest Government guidance for extra-curricular provision and opening school facilities for community use - December 2020
Wraparound provision and extra-curricular activity
Schools should be working to resume all their breakfast and after-school provision. Resuming this provision is important to ensure parents and carers can continue to or return to work, as well as to provide enriching activities for children that improve their wellbeing or support their education. Schools should also work closely with any external wraparound providers which their pupils may use, to ensure as far as possible, children can be kept in a group with other children from the same bubble they are in during the school day.
Where it is not possible, or it is impractical to group children in the same bubbles as they are in during the school day - for example, if only one or two children are attending wraparound provision from the same school day bubble - schools and external providers may need to group children with others from outside their school day bubble or from a different school, where children from multiple schools are attending provision. If schools or external providers need to do this, they should seek to keep children in small, consistent groups with the same children each time, as far as this is possible.
We recognise that schools may need to respond flexibly and build their wraparound provision up over time. Such provision will however help ensure pupils have opportunities to re-engage with their peers and with the school, ensure vulnerable children have a healthy breakfast and are ready to focus on their lessons, provide enrichment activities, and also support working parents.
Schools can consult the guidance produced for providers who run community activities, holiday clubs, after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school provision for children, as much of this will be useful in planning extra-curricular provision. This includes schools advising parents to limit the number of different out-of-school settings providers they access, as far as possible. Where parents use childcare providers or out of school extra-curricular activities for their children, schools should encourage parents and carers to seek assurance that the providers are carefully considering their own protective measures, and children should only attend settings that can demonstrate this. DfE has also issued guidance for parents and carers, which schools may want to circulate.
Schools may also choose to open up or hire out their premises for use by external bodies or organisations, such as external coaches or after-school or holiday clubs or activities. In doing so, schools should ensure they work with providers to consider how they can operate within their wider protective measures and should also have regard to any other relevant government guidance. For example, where opening up school leisure facilities for external use, ensuring they do so in line with government guidance on working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) for providers of grassroots sport and gym or leisure facilities.
Schools should also read the local restriction tiers guidance to find out what tier their area is in and the additional restrictions that apply. Currently, supervised activities, training and education for children can continue to operate at all alert tiers both inside and outdoors.
November update on Covid-19 FAQs from afPE
Education and childcare settings: New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020
PE and Sport Premium Newsletter July 2020
Latest news on PE & Sport Premium funding from DfE - JULY 2020
The Education Secretary has now confirmed that funding for the Primary PE & Sport Premium will continue in 2020/21 and that funding from last academic year can be carried forward. For full details of the announcements go to:
Updated guidance on the Primary PE & Sport Premium and advice on how it should be spent - July 2020
Deep Dive - Ofsted Inspection
SASP held a PE Deep Dive workshop for Primary PE Leads and Head Teachers in January 2020. Two Primary Teachers who had recently undergone an Ofsted inspection spoke of their experience. PE had been chosen as one of the focus areas, by their schools, for the inspection.
The two attached documents show a useful prompt sheet for an Ofsted inspection written by SASP's Education Manager, alongside the notes taken at the workshop.
Deadline for publishing details of how you spend your Primary PE and Sport Premium 31st July 2020
Primary PE & Sport Premium Reporting Template
- To better align the grant to the new school inspection framework, a row has been added grouping the columns under the 3i's (intent, implementation and impact)
- To improve accountability, a signatory box has been added for a Governor, Head Teacher and Subject Leader to sign
Information on the proposed new Ofsted Framework
afPE - FAQ's about the PE & Sport Premium
Advice from Swim England - Using the PE and School Sports Premium for swimming and water safety
Schools Games Level 3 & Primary Premium Lead
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