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National Guidance

2017-2018 New Guidance

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

New Online Reporting

For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. This condition has been added in response to recommendations from the Swim Group, who reviewed curriculum swimming and water safety in primary schools. You can get advice and resources to help deliver swimming lessons successfully in primary schools.

New Accountability Reviews

Accountability reviews will be carried out after the April deadline for schools to have published details on their websites of how they have spent their premium funding. We will sample a number of schools in each local authority, with the schools chosen based on a mix of random selection and prior non-compliance with the online reporting requirements.


Impact

The PE and Sport Premium aims to support a measurable and sustained improvement in school PE and sport, underpinned by high quality teaching that increases participation levels in physical activity and leads to healthier pupils who are more engaged across the whole curriculum.

In order to be accountable for the funding schools need to be able to demonstrate its impact on:

  • Achievement in weekly PE lessons
  • Participation in competitive school sport
  • Personal health and wellbeing
  • Attitudes and behaviour towards learning

Evidencing the impact need not be an onerous task and should be built into existing processes e.g. assessment for learning, pupil voice, parental feedback and school data. Please see below for an impact template, developed by the Youth Sport Trust, which will help your school to identify development priorities, monitor progress and track the impact being made. This could also be used to demonstrate the effective use of the Primary PR and Sport Premium to Ofsted and for putting the appropriate and relevant sections on your school website.

We filmed Elli, a young leader from Harborough at a Primary School Festival where she spoke about what it means to be a young leader supporting PE and School Sport across Leicestershire.


Department for Education


School Swimming Guidance

For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

This condition has been added in response to recommendations from the Swim Group, who reviewed curriculum swimming and water safety in primary schools. You can get advice and resources to help deliver swimming lessons successfully in primary schools by clicking on the link below.


Sport England - Primary PE and Sport Premium Films

Partners

  • Loughborough University
    Sport England
    British Heart Foundation
    Leicester City Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Equality Standard
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
  • Melton Borough Council
    QUEST
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • Safeguarding
    Age UK L&R
    Harborough District Council
    Rutland County Council

Partners

  • British Heart Foundation
    Age UK L&R
  • Loughborough University
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Equality Standard
    Leicester City Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Sport England
    Melton Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Blaby District Council
  • QUEST