Primary School Sport Premium

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Primary PE and Sport Premium

The Government is providing Primary Schools with ring-fenced funding for the academic years until 2020, to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport in their schools.

For the 2018-19 academic year, schools with 17 or more pupils will receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.

Requirements for schools

In October 2018, the Department of Education confirmed changes to how the PPSP should be spent for the 2018-19 academic year. While the allocation formula will remain unchanged, there have been some significant changes to the guidance, summarised below:

  • The deadline for publishing information on school websites has changed, schools must publish their Primary PE & Sport Premium report by the end of the summer term or 31st July 2020 at the latest.
  • There is a new reporting template which you can access here.
  • The five Key Performance Indicators are unchanged however there is an increased emphasis on all pupils being active every day and further details for schools intending on doing a daily active mile
  • Additional clarification on swimming reporting requirements and how the funding can be spent on to support this
  • PPSP cannot be used to fund capital expenditure

Primary PE & Sport Premium Advice

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport you offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • build 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

You should not use your funding to:

  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements – these should come out of your core staffing budgets
  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum – with the exception of top-up swimming lessons after pupils' completion of core lessons (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)
  • fund capital expenditure

For further information including School level breakdown of funding and revised criteria on how the funding can be allocated visit the government website here

To take account of the funding criteria changes, an updated website reporting tool for schools has been produced. Find out more here

Full details about the July 2019 School Sport and Activity Action Plan and Healthy Schools Rating Scheme are on the links below

School Sport and Activity Action Plan

Healthy Schools Rating Scheme

COVID - 19 Support for Schools

AfPE COVID -19 Support Document - Interpreting the Government Guidance in a Physical Education School Sport and Physical Activity Context

What is the role of Get Berkshire Active ?

As the Active Partnership for Berkshire, Get Berkshire Active have been commissioned by Sport England to strengthen the links between primary schools and those organisations working in sport both locally and nationally, including the Youth Sport Trust (YST), the Association for Physical Education (afPE) and School Sport Partnerships. One way we strengthen this link is by co – ordinating a Countywide Physical Activity conference for Primary Schools.

Get Berkshire Active Physical Activity Conference for Primary Schools - September 25th 2020 - Keynote session (Virtual)

As a result of the current coronavirus pandemic our Primary Schools Physical Activity Conference scheduled for September 25th will now be staged virtually and consist of two keynotes delivered by Emily Reynolds and Bryn Llewellyn.

Emily is Head of Sport at Youth Sport Trust (YST) and her keynote will be about the wider PE/Sport landscape with an emphasis on Reframing Competition and character development.

Bryn is founder of Tagtiv8, co-director of Move & Learn, advisor to the BBC and Premier League on education content and a former teacher in various UK schools for 25 years. His keynote will focus on Physically Active Learning (PAL) and how it can

  • Improve classroom behaviour and activity engagement,
  • Significantly reduce sedentary periods of time,
  • Offer aggregated improvement in academic performance over time.

Bryn will also highlight research and practice from around the world in addition to examples from his own practice.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask Emily and Bryn questions at the end of their keynotes.

The session will be FREE (starting at 3.50pm for approximately 1 hour) but you will need to book on to the event in advance.

To book on to the session, click on the link below. The link will be open until Monday 7th September.

The session will be recorded so you will be able to watch it even if you are unavailable on the day.

Session booking link

We look forward to seeing you virtually on September 25th

School Sport Partnerships (SSP's)

Berkshire has a number of School Sports Partnerships (SSPs) which Get Berkshire Active works closely with to ensure that schools are best supported in terms of sport and physical activity.

School Sports Partnerships (SSPs) are delivered by a Partnership Development Managers who co-ordinate groups of secondary, primary and special schools across a local area with the objective of increasing the quality and quantity of physical activity, PE and sports opportunities for young people. SSPs are funded independently and provide the School Games Organiser function, a role supported by the YST. The support offered by SSP's varies from one area to another but usually includes a selection of the following:

· Creating opportunities and encouraging all young people to access a variety of activities and take part in PE, sport and physical activity.

· Using PE and sport to improve and raise standards in all areas of the curriculum, including against Ofsted criteria.

· Developing high quality and appropriate competition structures in line with the National Competition Framework.

· Providing training opportunities for teachers and adults supporting learning.

· Providing opportunities for young people to engage in sports leadership and volunteering in sport

· Working with coaches to support the delivery of out of school hours clubs

Most of Berkshire's SSPs are managed by a Partnership Development Manager (PDM) who also provides the role of School Games Organiser. Please see below for your local area's PDM:

Ascot and Maidenhead – Emma Fitzgerald

Bracknell Forest – Matthew Gamble

Reading – Lester Pyle

Slough – Laura Brookstein

West Berkshire (West) – James Mandry

West Berkshire (East) – Maxine Cooke

Windsor – Chantal Roe-Gammon

Wokingham - Gwenda Lappin

Case studies of good practice

For more information

For further information on the Primary School Sports Funding, please contact James Craggs.

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