PE and sport premium for primary schools
The Government will continue to fund the Primary PE and Sport premium until 2020, with £1.3 billion being ring-fenced over the course of this period. The purpose of the additional funding is to provide additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and Sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
How much will the school receive?
Allocations for the academic year 2017 to 2018 are calculated using the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, as recorded in the January 2017 census, as follows:
Based on the January 2017 census data, the school will receive £19,110.
How can the money be spent?
The premium must be spent on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. The Secretary of State has identified two areas whereby the premium cannot be spent:
- Employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment)
- Funding the minimum requirements of a school existing PE curriculum
What must we publish?
By Wednesday 4th April 2018, the school will publish on its website how the premium is being spent and the impact the additional funding is having. The school must publish detailed information on:
- The amount of premium received
- A full breakdown of how the premium 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
- How many pupils (within our year 6 cohort) can do each of the following:
- Swim competently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- Use a range of strokes effectively
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
From January 2018, 5% of primary schools across the country will be reviewed by the government to scrutinise their compliance with these conditions and thus be offered recommendations in improving how their premium is spent.
What are doing?
At present, we are currently reviewing how to best spend our premium to ensure maximum impact and sustainability. This means we are focusing on two main areas:
- Developing or adding to the PE and Sport that Beechwood already offers.
- Building capacity and capability within Beechwood to ensure improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
By carefully considering how our premium will be spent using best practice, we aim for all pupils leaving Beechwood Junior School to be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle.