When it comes to what the PE & Sports Premium can be spent on, the clue is in the name. The funding must be used to “make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE and sports you offer.”
This roughly translates as using the premium to develop, or add to the existing PE activities and sports your school offers pupils. Whilst also ensuring the development will also be relevant for future pupils.
Whilst you can decide what you want to spend the money on there are 5 key indicators that you should expect to see improve. These are:
- Pupil’s engagement in regular activity of PE and sport should be raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of staff teaching PE and sport
- Increased participation in competitive sport
- The broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils