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School Funding

Make the Most of Your Sports Premium Funding

Join Surrey's Primary PE and Sport Membership scheme and help shape the outcomes for your school, staff and pupils.

The Government is providing funding to improve the provision of:

physical education (PE) and school sport (collectively known as PESS) in primary schools. A recent Ofsted survey highlighted the need for clearer guidance to schools on how to best spend the funding and the need to share best practice between schools.

Active Surrey, Babcock 4S and Surrey Outdoor Learning Development (SOLD) are committed to supporting schools to broaden their knowledge and build capacity to support the delivery of outstanding and inspirational PE and school sport. There are a wide range of effective approaches to using the Sport Premium and this county membership offer aims to simplify the landscape and highlight the local pathways and opportunities that can best support PE and sport in your school.

More information about PESS and Me and my pupil insight software.

Complete your PESS membership sign-up form.

Primary School PE and School Sport Funding

What are the objectives of the funding?

1. To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports

2. To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence

3. To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce

4. Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement.

Schools are required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can com-pare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

Ofsted have strengthened the coverage of PE and sport. Download the school inspection handbook.

How can you maximise the funding?

To help you maximise your primary school sport funding, Youth Sport Trust have put together a comprehensive guide on what to consider before making your investment decisions and details who can support you.

Sporting Start, a useful guide to the school sport premium funding.

Self-review tool, assess your current provision and outcomes in PE and school sport and identify priorities for development. This is an excellent way to provide evidence of improved provision to Ofsted.

Primary School Physical Literacy Framework

Physical Literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and under-standing that provides children with the movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity.

This framework has been designed to support schools to consider how best they can structure their PE and school sport provision to develop the physical literacy of all their pupils.

Effective Professional Learning

This poster will provide you with the information you need to understand the value and outcomes of ensuring you have a suitable professional learning culture for PE and sport, that also supports the teachers’ standards framework. Being aware what quality professional learning providers look like, as well as a self-review process, will enable you to understand what support or learning your staff need to ensure they are confident and competent to teach PE and school sport.

The employment and deployment of coaches

This poster will provide you with the information you need to consider how the employment and deployment of coaches can help you to enhance the provision of PE, school sport and healthy activity across your school. The flow chart is designed to provide guidance in relation to the employment of your coaches and consider what steps, if any, you need to take to maximise their impact or potential impact for your pupils and school, and signpost you to where help can be found.

How much funding will you receive?

The Government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for three academic years (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16), to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school Head teachers.

All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils (5-11yrs) will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil, per annum. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil. An average primary school with 250 pupils will receive £9,250 per year. Calculate your school sport premium funding here.

The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2013.