Since September 2013 primary schools in England have received additional, ring-fenced funding to improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools – The Primary PE and Sport Premium.
In October 2017 the Government confirmed that this funding was to double. As a result of the increase in funding, schools are required to be more accountable.
Gov.uk has issued further details on how the funding is to be used by schools and how you can spend it. This guidance covers
Which schools are eligible to access the funding
Funding formula for 2017 to 201 and payment dates for 2017 to 2018
How to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium
Accountability (Ofsted Inspections, Online Reporting and new the Accountability Reviews)
5 Key Indicators to see improvement
Schools can choose the way in which they spend their Primary PE and Sport Premium because each organisation’s needs will differ.
However, the vision is that all pupils will 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. Most of all schools should use of this money to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and Sport. These indicators are
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
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