Primary PE and Sport Premium
What is it?
The department is doubling the funding that primary schools receive to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision from £160 million to £320 million a year.
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
- 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 the funding will be given on October 31st 2017, with the final 5/12 of the funding given on April 30th 2018.
- Payment dates for academies, free schools and CTC's are are 7/12 of the funding will be given on November 1st 2017, with the final 5/12 of the funding given on May 1st 2018.
- You need to report your use of the funding on your website by April 4th 2018.
- 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 your County Sport 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 charged with looking at Primary School's websites to see if their spending has been uploaded and feeding this information back to the DfE via CSPN.