What is the PE and sport premium?
This is an additional grant provided to primary schools to provide additional, sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for all pupils and to encourage healthy, active lifestyles. For example, schools can develop / add to the PE, physical activity or sport activities you already offer; or build capacity or capability within your school, to ensure improvements benefit learners joining in future years
Schools may use the funding to:
- Introduce new sports or activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport;
- Support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running / extending school sports clubs and holiday clubs;
- Enter or run sport competitions or increasing learners' participation in the School Games (a national competition);
- Run sports activities with other schools;
- Encourage learners to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school;
- Raise attainment in swimming to meet requirements of the National Curriculum before the end of Key Stage 2;
- Embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching;
- Provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively and embed physical activity across your school;
- Hiring qualified sports coaches to work with teachers.
Schools are expected to monitor the impact this additional funding has in 5 key areas:
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all learners;
- Engagement of all learners in regular physical activity. It is recommended 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;
- Increased participation in competitive sport;
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport;
- Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
The amount of funding TTAPA gets is based on the number of eligible learners in Years 1 – 6 (aged 5 – 10 years) who are single registered with us at the time of the January school census each year. Our plans and reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below.