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Primary PE and Sport Premium

The average school receives approximately £18k across the academic year. This funding is called the Primary PE & Sport Premium (PPSP).

What is the Primary PE and Sport Premium?

The Government invests £320m per year directly into primary schools with the objective of achieving self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport. The average school receives approximately £18k across the academic year. This funding is called the Primary PE & Sport Premium (PPSP).

The long term vision of the funding is that “all pupils leave 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”.

View the full Department for Education PE and Sport Premium guidance.

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Using the Premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer by:

  • Developing/adding to the PE and sport activities they already offer.
  • Building 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.

Schools should not use their funding to:

  • Employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements.
  • Teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum.
  • Fund capital expenditure.

 

Reporting on the Premium

Every school, in receipt of the grant, must publish a report on their website explaining how they have used the funding. This report must be published by the end of the summer term or by 31 July at the latest.

To help to ensure schools meet grant conditions, it is recommended that schools use the reporting template commissioned by the DfE. This template can be used to record actions throughout the school year as well as for publication at the end of the school year.

I’m a PE Subject Leader, what should I do now?

  • Step 1 Audit: look at your current provision using the Youth Sport Trust’s self-review tool.
  • Step 2 Action Plan: use the premium reporting template’s intent and implementation sections to set out how you plan to use the premium to develop your provision further. Consider how it can be used to achieve whole school outcomes such as improving behaviour and attendance. Can you align your spending with your school improvement plan?
  • Step 3 Implement: use the Active Sussex primary school providers directory to find a suitable organisation to help support your action plan or check our CPD page for staff training opportunities.
  • Step 4 Evidence: complete the impact section of the premium reporting template to show what impact the funding has had on pupils at your school. The Active Sussex PPSP Impact Poster can be used to highlight this impact further and can be easily displayed and shared.

Find out more about PE subject leadership

Want to know more about PE subject leadership? Take a look at the Active Sussex dedicated webpage.

PE Subject Leadership

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David Taylor

Primary PE & School Sport Officer

David works with Sussex primary schools receiving the PE and Sport Premium. He supports and promotes initiatives, programmes and local offers that develop PE, sport and physical activity provision within primary education.