Primary PE and Sport Premium
We are delighted to report that the Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding will continue at £320 million for the 2020/21 academic year.
Importantly, the DfE has also sanctioned any PE and Sport Premium funding from the current academic year (2019-20), that schools were unable to use, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, can be carried forward to utilise in the next academic year. We know this has been an area of concern for many schools in their planning for next academic year and therefore it is very welcome news.
There is updated guidance here:
Primary PE & Sport Premium Fact Sheet (PDF, 481 Kb)
This document gives some key information about PE & Sport Premium requirements for 2019/20 and information on 2020/21 funding
What is it?
The Government invest £320 million a year of PE & Sport Premium funding into primary schools in England. This funding that primary schools receive is to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision within schools.
The PE and Sport funding is:
- Funded by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
- Funding is calculated on the number of pupils in the school on school census data.
- Funding is ring-fenced for the provision of PE, sport and physical activity
- OFSTED will be inspecting the use of funding as part of the school's overall provision
- Schools must publish information on their website by 31st July 2020 at the latest.
Schools must publish:
- the amount of premium received
- a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent)
- what impact the school has seen on pupils' PE and sport participation and attainment
- how the improvements will be sustainable in the future
- what percentage of pupils within their year 6 cohort for academic year 2019 to 2020 can do each of the following:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
- Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils will receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
- Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per pupil. As an example, Schools with 14 eligible pupils will receive £14,000 each year.
- Maintained schools will receive the PE and sport funding from the Local Authority.
- Academies and free schools and will receive their AGS directly from the Education Funding Agency (EFA).
- Payment dates for maintained schools are 7/12 of your funding allocation on 30th October 2019 and 5/12 of your funding allocation on 30th April 2020.
- Payment dates for academies, free schools and CTC's are 7/12 of your funding allocation on 1st November 2019 and 5/12 of your funding allocation on 1st May 2020.
- You need to report your use of the funding on your website by 31st July 2020.
- You CANNOT use your money for coaches/specialist teachers to cover PPA or to teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum.
- Your money should be used to develop and add to the current sport and PE offer as well as ensuring the changes will benefit students joining your school in future years.
For further information please download our guidance document, it will give you a clear overview of information about the PE & Sport Premium.
Key Improvement Indicators
The DfE have released 5 key indicators that they feel schools should expect to see improvement across if using the premium correctly:
- 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
Sport Birmingham's Role
Our role, as the city's Active Partnership, is to offer guidance and support in terms of your PE & Sport Premium. We do this by:
- Supporting schools to develop teaching and learning for staff by signposting and facilitating continual professional development opportunities.
- Offering 1 to 1 support through our School Sport Advisor service. Our advisor works with schools to offer specialist advice and support to develop high quality PE & School Sport bespoke to your needs.
- Supporting schools to help build capacity within their staff by signposting to appropriate partners such as afPE, Youth Sport Trust, Sports Coach UK and local partners; minimum operating standards of coaches, and establishing links to local physical activity opportunities and sport clubs.
- Supporting schools to gain access to additional funding streams.
- General support e.g. advice on purchasing kit and equipment, or how to increase schools access to competition.
We are also tasked with looking at Primary School's websites to see if their spending has been uploaded and feeding this information back to the DfE via the Active Partnerships team. We will use this information as a source of data to develop wider insight into the impact of the PE & Sport Premium funding within Birmingham.