Succeedin News | September 29, 2015

PE Sports Premium

By Jonathan Moore

Our experience shows that more than half of Primary Schools are unable to meet all of the government objectives for the use of the Sports Premium and that their approach to PE could therefore be improved; whether this is in the delivery of a quality PE curriculum, or in the proof and measurability of its impact. The quality of the PE within a school can affect the grade awarded from an Ofsted inspection.

You can use the simple guidance form below to understand how effectively your school is using the PE Sports Premium fund, identifying any gaps and creating a plan to address them. Review each of the items in the list and define your answer.

In the list we have highlighted the areas where the Succeedin platform can help you address challenges. To find out more contact the team on or you could sign up for a completely Free Trial to see how the Succeedin platform can support your activities.

Here is a form for you to Download and complete.

1 OVERALL GUIDANCE Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
2 OVERALL GUIDANCE Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
3 CAN USE PREMIUM Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
4 CAN USE PREMIUM Provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
5 CAN USE PREMIUM Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
6 CAN USE PREMIUM Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
7 CAN USE PREMIUM Run sport competitions
8 CAN USE PREMIUM Increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
9 CAN USE PREMIUM Run sports activities with other schools
10 MUST NOT Employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements – these should come out of your core staffing budgets
11 MUST NOT Teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum – including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum).
12 REPORTING You must publish details of how your school spends this funding and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.

You must include the following: –

  • Your PE and sport premium allocation for the current academic year
  • Details of how you intend to spend your allocation
  • Details of how you spent your previous academic year’s allocation
  • How it made a difference to the PE and sport participation and attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
13 OFSTED – Leadership Effectiveness How effectively leaders use the primary PE and sport premium and measure its impact on outcomes for pupils, and how effectively governors hold them to account for this
14 OFSTED – Governance Ensure that the school’s finances are properly managed and can evaluate how the school is using the pupil premium and the primary PE and sport premium
15 OFSTED to achieve OUTSTANDING (1) grade Governors systematically challenge senior leaders so that the effective deployment of staff and resources, including the pupil premium, the primary PE and sport premium and SEN funding, secures excellent outcomes for pupils.
16 OFSTED to achieve GOOD (2) grade Governors hold senior leaders stringently to account for all aspects of the school’s performance, including the use of pupil premium, the primary PE and sport premium and SEN funding, ensuring that the skilful deployment of staff and resources delivers good or improving outcomes for pupils

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