The Sports Premium is given to schools so they can make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport of offer.
Schools should use the premium to:
- Develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities on offer;
- Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining in future years.
Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school;
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement;
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport;
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils;
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
Raising attainment in primary school swimming:
The premium can also be used to fund the professional development and training that are available to train staff to support high quality swimming and water safety lessons for their pupils.