Primary School PE & Sport Premium

Get your primary school active

Creating a programme of PE, school sport and physical activity which meets the needs of everyone is challenging, especially with an average of 260 pupils in each primary school. That’s 260 individual personalities, 260 individual needs and 260 reasons for needing or enjoying an active life.  On top of which you’ve got to balance the delivery and demand for sport and physical activity, alongside the need to deliver a high-quality PE curriculum.

New to the Primary School Premium?

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Head teachers, business managers and PE leads are expected to create a PE and school sport offer which equips every child with both the ability and the desire to lead a physically active and healthy life, for life, as well as demonstrating the impact you’ve had against this.

‘All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active, lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.’

Department for Education vision for the PE Premium.

As the PE national curriculum states in its purpose: ‘it should inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect’.

The advantages of getting this right could be life-changing

A well-planned and inspirational range of sports and activities, combined with extended PE lesson time,  give pupils an opportunity to demonstrate their potential; experience for the first time a new sport or activity; develop their confidence and self-esteem; and support them in the realisation that being physically active is a fantastic, important thing to do. The effects of getting this right for every pupil before they leave primary school will stay with them forever!

But how does any organisation create a single offer to meet the needs of so many individuals? 

This is where MSP can help. We know what it takes to demonstrate impact in PE and school sport and we know that if your school receives PE (physical education) and sport premium funding, you must publish:

  • how much funding you received
  • a full breakdown of how you’ve spent the funding or will spend the funding
  • the effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
  • how you’ll make sure these improvements are sustainable

We can signpost you to a wealth of information from our partners.  These resources are aimed at providing an overview of the types of things you should be considering when planning and demonstrating your work around the PE and school sport premium.

The links below take you to a range of useful documents to get started:

If you’ve digested these national resources and still feel you could benefit from some extra help, then MSP can work with you to create a PE offer bespoke to your school. Our service will make that you meet the needs of the OFSTED and DfE when it comes to demonstrating impact against the PE and school sport premium, whilst meeting the needs of every pupil across a high-quality, pupil-focused PE and school sport offer.

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