Funding for PE and Sport (Sport Premium) What is ‘Funding for PE and Sport’? From September 2013 schools will receive new ring-fenced ‘Funding for PE and Sport’. Schools will receive funding for two years, with one payment in September 2013 and one in September 2014. Payments cover the academic year in which they are made. Funding is an £8000 lump sum with an additional £5.00 per pupil aged 5-11, based upon the January 2013 school census. So, a school with 300 pupils will receive £9500 per year. Payments will go directly to schools as part of the ‘Additional Grant to Schools’ and are ring-fenced for supporting Physical Education, school sport and physical activity. Schools have flexibility on how they use the funding but it should be used to increase and improve the offer available to pupils. Development and training of staff to provide sustainable improvements is a key focus.
How will OFSTED monitor use of the new funding? OFSTED are responsible for ensuring effective use of the funding across England. Following a presentation at the Association for PE’s conference in July 2013 we understand that monitoring of schools’ use of the Funding for PE and Sport will use both inspection-based and non-inspectionbased monitoring. Inspection-based monitoring OFSTED Inspectors will: view school websites prior to inspection to understand the offer being made through the new funding observe PE lessons and judge the quality of teaching and its impact on learning, progress and behaviour ask school leaders and governors for a brief evaluation of how new funding is improving PE and Sport seek pupils views about PE lessons, lunchtime and after-school sport and healthy, active lifestyles Non-inspection-based monitoring OFSTED will: conduct telephone interviews with school leaders in autumn 2013 to find out how money is being used. Results will be published in December 2013 collate section 5 evidence from lesson observations and discussions with school leaders and pupils through autumn 2013 and spring 2014 survey spending in summer 2014 and report on impact in autumn 2014
What is the OFSTED Guidance for Inspectors? OFSTED has updated the ‘Subsidiary Guidance’ for Inspectors, which outlines the areas they will inspect in relation to the new funding. The relevant section is reproduced below:
Evaluating the school’s use of the new primary school sport funding 1. Inspectors should consider the impact of the new primary school sport funding on pupils’ lifestyles and physical wellbeing by taking account of the following factors: the increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics the increase and success in competitive school sports how much more inclusive the physical education curriculum has become the growth in the range of provisional and alternative sporting activities the improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills the greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health.
What support is available to assist with planning? The Youth Sport Trust has produced a self-review tool may to help schools to understand areas of strength and weakness. This can be downloaded and printed from the YST website http://www.youthsporttrust.org/media/3387110/sporting_start_finalproof_wallplanner_final.pdf A number of schools have also surveyed staff members to understand the areas of the PE curriculum they are comfortable and confident in teaching and where they need development. Some have also surveyed pupils to understand their perceptions of PE and School Sport provision. Derby City School Sport Partnership staff are available to support schools with developing an action plan for addressing the established needs. Alongside the opportunities available through our Engage and Enhance packages we will be able to signpost schools to appropriate external support. Additional advice and guidance has been produced by the Association for PE, Department for Education and Youth Sport Trust - http://www.afpe.org.uk/images/stories/afPE__Effective_use_of_the_PESS_Premium.pdf Contact us using any of the methods below to discuss anything further or to arrange a meeting. Will Evans Development Manager Will.firstname.lastname@example.org 07813 895927
Jo Wilkinson Business Manager Jo.email@example.com 07813 895942
Liam Drake Participation Manager Liam.firstname.lastname@example.org 07971 606710