The Sport Premium is an allocation of additional funding given to schools to support the development of Physical Education, School Sport and Competition. This money is ring-fenced and is due to be provided until 2020.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport offered.
Schools are able to use the funding to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our 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
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used, as well as the impact this is having on pupils.