Schools are required to publish a clear outline of how the have spent the funding effectively, including evidence of impact. This should be on a schools website by April of the current academic year, although many schools prefer to publish a plan in September and update the impact as and when it happens. If you would like support with meeting statutory requirements using an approved website format? Click here
A school can choose to spend the PE and Sports Funding on anything that improves current provision of Physical Education, Sport and Physical Activity. The funding cannot be spent on PPA cover or replacing the delivery of the existing curriculum. The two key words are Additional (in addition to what you already do) and sustainable (if the funding stopped at the end of the year, what would the lasting impact be?). For further information visit our dedicated PE Premium page or the DfE PE premium page
Schools may choose to use the funding to target mental health. This would meet the criteria if physical activity was being used as a way of meeting mental health realted outcomes. Hiring an Educational Psychologist or Cognitive Behavious Therapist would not come under the current guidelines unless there was a significant physical activity focus. See ‘Personal Best’, ‘Family Activity’ or ‘Active Staff’ for ideas of how to use Physical Activity to impact on Mental Health.
Your school must publish details each academic year stating this funding has been spent and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment. It must be spent within the academic year and you should publish details of how you spend your PE and sport premium funding by the end of the summer term.
Edsential has a template that meets all Ofsted requirements and will support your school in completing and publishing the PE and Sport Premium information required.
The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE, Sport and Healthy Lifestyles in schools.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport.
Edsential offer a range of services and packages that can support schools in ensuring the effective use of the PE and Sport Premium.