OFSTED, PE and Sport Premium

We are ecstatic with the recent announcement that the PE and Sport Premium is doubling from September 2017, we have so many amazing ideas on how to get the most of out of this funding announcement. For more information follow this link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools#funding-for-2017-to-2018

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 they’re 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.

How to use the PE and Sport Premium

In 2012 the government pledged over £150 million pounds to Physical Education in Primary Schools, this funding is ring fenced the money has to be spent on certain things to benefit students or staff.

Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
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.