Spending the PE and sport premium effectively

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

A series of webinars is being hosted to help schools meet new targets for PE provision and to use the PE and Sport Premium effectively.

The free best practice webinars are being hosted by the Youth Sport Trust and come after the Department for Education recently renewed the PE and Sport Premium funding for the next two years.

The DfE has committed £600m over the next two years. There are also new requirements to ensure schools offer equal access to sports for boys and girls and schools will be expected to deliver a minimum two hours a week of curriculum PE.

More details on these policies will come with a forthcoming refresh of the 2019 School sport and activity action plan.

Primary schools currently receive the PE and Sport Premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, with most schools getting £16,000 as well as an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

The Youth Sport Trust is hosting a webinar on May 17 focused on how primary schools can spend the money strategically.

Other webinars include a session focused on meeting the two hours a week of curriculum PE (May 10) and how to achieve gender equality when delivering PE and sport (May 15).

The Youth Sport Trust has resources available for primary schools, including toolkits tailored to each of the five indicators as listed in the DfE’s PE and Sport Premium guidance.

The charity is also updating its template resource in association with the Association for Physical Education. The resource supports schools in planning for sustainable impact of its premium spending and to report against the five key indicators.

Finally, the trust has also published answers to frequently asked questions by schools about the funding.

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