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OFSTED, PE and Sport Premium

The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils during curriculum and extra curricular activities. This can be measured by the quality of teaching, the range of activities and sports offered, the level of participation across the school and also how the children develop physically and technically. 

What does this means regarding your PE provision?

The PE curriculum states that:

Key Stage One (PE Curriculum)

  • Pupils should develop core movement, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others
  • They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations

Key Stage Two (PE Curriculum)

  • Pupils should continue to implement and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement
  • They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other
  • They should develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success

Sports Premium

  • When making the judgement on the quality of the school’s leadership and management, Ofsted Inspectors must assess and report on how effectively the funding is being used to improve PE and sport provision. In addition, inspectors must take into account, how increasing participation in PE and sport is helping all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. When evaluating the curriculum, inspectors will consider pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • Schools must also publish how the Sports Premium is being spent and what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.

How Can We Help You


As your Sports Professional, we can help you continue and extend your sports provision by:

  • Supporting teachers with the planning and delivery of curriculum lessons, ensuring all pupils are engaged through differentiated activities. Sportscape will also support in the assessment of the children’s physical literacy, through Amaven’s online platform, ensuring that each school meets government requirements.
  • Teachers can learn from our Qualified Specialist Coaches. Our activities can support teachers in learning how to engage children in sporting activities that ‘make a difference’. We will provide the CPD detailed in the government initiative.
  • We can aid your School in the development of learning materials, in order to support initiatives set-up by the Youth Sport Trust:
    • Bupa ‘Start to Move’ – Years 1 & 2 (KS1)
    • Matalan ‘TOP Sports’ programme – Years 3-6 (KS2)

Ensuring the children are given the opportunity to compete through the Sainsbury’s SCHOOL GAMES

  • For EIPs and other School Clusters, we can support the development of Intra and Inter-School competitions, in a variety of sports for all ages and abilities.
  • Provision of CPD of all teachers at your School.
  • Provision of After-School Sport Clubs in a wide variety of sports
  • Availability of Quality Assured Professional Lesson Plans and material for PE/sport

For more information you can contact us on 01270 449770, visit the or email

We work incredibly hard to ensure that every session we take in any primary school whether that is a lesson or a club all of our staff have strict targets to hit within their lesson, which we have taken directly from the OFSTED Criteria for Outstanding PE Teaching and added our own desires for each lesson. These criteria are split in to 8 sections during our half termly staff observations, our staff are expected to hit 80% of the criteria every observation, in our debriefs we then set further targets so we know firstly that all of our staff are working at an Outstanding level and secondly that their lessons are always improving.

Ofsted Criteria For Outstanding PE Teaching:

  • Expectations of pupils of all abilities were consistently high
  • Teachers’ excellent relationships led to full engagement and high levels of enjoyment for pupils
  • Pupils were inspired to try hard and achieve their very best
  • No time was wasted and the pace of learning was always purposeful and physically active
  • Excellent subject knowledge enabled teachers to model techniques to show pupils the standards expected
  • Effective questioning of pupils during practice was accompanied by high-quality, subject-specific feedback on how to acquire skills and improve their performance
  • Lessons were sharply focused because they were based securely on high- quality long-term planning
  • Teachers planned together to avoid duplication of activities across key stages and to ensure that lessons contained suitably challenging tasks for pupils of different ages and abilities
  • Pupils had regular opportunities to be creative, make decisions for themselves and practise skills independently, in pairs and small groups for sustained periods of time
  • Teachers regularly assessed learning through their observation and questioning, and provided pertinent feedback to challenge pupils to improve their performance.

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How to use the PE and Sport Premium

This funding is ring-fenced which means that the money has to be spent by schools to improve the quality of the PE and sport provision that they offer to benefit students or staff.

For example, you can use your funding to: 

  • Hire specialist PE teachers
  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • Provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
  • Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • Run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Run sports activities with other schools

Sports Coaching Group can assist schools in any of the above options; we can create a bespoke package for your school to ensure your students are improving on the sports field as well as your staff improving their knowledge and skills within a range of different sports.