On 26 January 2015, the Department for Education announced the revised vision and objective for the PE and Sport Premium. It is pleasing to see that the DfE and other government departments have seen fit to slim down the expected outcomes and take notice of the advice presented by key partners such as the Youth Sport Trust. Please use the revised vision, objective and key indicators to ensure that your funding and action plans support successful outcomes for all the pupils in your school and lead to a high quality and self-sustainable model for the future.
Primary PE and Sport Premium – revised vision and objectives
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
OBJECTIVE: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.
We would expect indicators of such improvement to include:
• the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
• the profile of PE and sport being 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
A measurable and sustained improvement in school PE and sport, underpinned by high-quality teaching that increases participation levels in physical activity, and leads to healthier pupils who are more engaged across the whole curriculum. This will be our legacy to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
1: To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional development 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 tool for whole school improvement.