Schools must use funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport offered..
This means the premium should be used to:
*develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers.
*build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
*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
For example, schools can use their funding to:
*provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
*hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
*introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
*support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
*enter or run more sport competitions
*partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
*increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
*encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
*provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
*embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching
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