PE Premium

Effective Use of PE Premium Funding

From 1st September 2013, Ofsted inspectors now assess and report on how effectively the new funding is being used to improve PE and sport provision when making the judgement on the quality of the school’s leadership and management.

Inspectors will use evidence gained from meetings with school leaders, including governors, to assess the impact of additional funding on improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. Inspectors may also use evidence from observations of lessons and/or extra-curricular sports clubs, and discussions with pupils. Inspectors may also review the details of a school’s PE and sport provision on their school website prior to an inspection.

Ofsted’s most recent physical education survey, Beyond 2012 – outstanding physical education for all, identified a number of common weaknesses and set out a series of recommendations for the improvement of PE in primary schools.

Further guidance for schools, including case studies of good practice is available on the Department for Education website.

Examples of effective use of PE and sport funding

It is up to schools to determine how best to use this additional funding. In the document below are some examples from Ofsted of how schools are intending to use this funding, and how we are implementing these strategies at Laureate. (In 2013-14, we received £9120 in PE Premium funding; the main expenditures are in bold below, with the rest of the funding used to purchase resources and release staff for training and monitoring.)

You can also download details of our nomination for the 2014 Suffolk Sports Awards, in which we finished Runners Up (out of over 200 schools in Suffolk) in the School of Sporting Excellence and Participation category.