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Primary PE and Sport Premium (updated 10th December 2020)
The government is providing primary schools with ring-fenced funding for the academic year 2020/ 21 to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport in their schools. 2019/20 funding that schools were unable to use as a result of the coronavirus pandemic can be carried forward to utilise in the 2020/ 21 academic year.
Allocations to schools are determined by a formula based on pupil numbers. The average one form entry primary school will receive roughly £18,000 per year.
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
COVID - 19 Support for Schools
In addition to the support materials below, Get Berkshire Active have organised two COVID 19 webinars for the county's primaries and secondaries.
They will take place at the following times
For Primaries - Tuesday 12th January 2021 2 – 3.30pm
For Secondaries- Tuesday 19th January 2021 2 – 3.30pm
The teaching of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) in current COVID 19 times delivered by Association for Physical Education (AFPE) will address safe practice in PESSPA particularly focusing on teaching and learning as well as providing practical advice to ensure that latest government guidance is met.
During the webinar, specific questions will be addressed. If you have a COVID 19 question relating to the teaching of PESSPA that you would like ask please send through to email@example.com by 7th January 2021.
To book, click on the specific links below.
Primary webinar booking link – Bookings close on January 7th
Secondary webinar booking link – Bookings close on January 14th
We look forward to seeing you at either session.
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. This year's conference was delivered virtually on September 25th 2020 and consisted of keynote sessions delivered by Bryn Llewellyn and Emily Reynolds. Bryn 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 focused on the importance of physically active learning whilst Emily, Director of National Programmes at Youth Sport Trust focused on the reframing of competition.
School Sport Partnerships (SSP's)
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 EmmaFitzgerald@desborough-college.net
Bracknell Forest – Matthew Gamble firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading – Lester Pyle Lpyle@johnmadejskiacademy.co.uk
Slough – Laura Brookstein LF@wexham.slough.sch.uk
West Berkshire (West) – James Mandry email@example.com
West Berkshire (East) – Maxine Cooke firstname.lastname@example.org
Windsor – Chantal Roe-Gammon CRoeGammon@twbs.co.uk
Wokingham - Gwenda Lappin email@example.com
Case studies of good practice
For more information
For further information on the Primary School Sports Funding, please contact James Craggs.