In October 2017 the Department for Education announced five new Key Performance Indicators (detailed below) for the Primary PE and Sports Premium grant.
- 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
The five key performance indicators are reflected in our awards categories
All primary schools in Yorkshire receiving the grant can be nominated for one of four prestigious awards- see below for further details.Round 1- County awards
Initial submissions will be judged at a county level by local experts in PE and school sport. Winners will receive county level awards and be invited to attend the regional finals.Round 2- Regional awards
Winners of county awards are usually invited to a formal award ceremony where they will receive their county award and compete for the honour of Yorkshire award winners with the three other regional finalists. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the award ceremony will be held virtually in October.
Before applying, ensure that your submission:Is innovative
How has the school delivered something additional which is ground breaking and original which other schools can learn from?Is sustainable
How has the school ensured that the impact of an additional intervention can be maintained after the grant is longer provided?Impacts on pupils - this is crucial if
your submission is to be successful
How has the school ensured and measured (evidence will be required) that pupils benefit from the intervention?
Applications will be considered more
favourably if the following are referenced:
- Transition (i.e. how pupils will continue to benefit when they move on to secondary schools)
- Social mobility (i.e. how pupil’s future prospects have or will be improved)
- The school’s journey from under-performing to over-performing in your chosen area
Whole school improvement
For improving whole school outcomes through PE, school sport and physical activity (PESSPA). Ideas and initiatives that have used physical activity to successfully achieve a wider impact than on just PE, sport or health. For example how has physical activity or sport improved attainment, behaviour, attendance or any other whole school priority?
For ideas and interventions that have not been tried or tested before. This is not for an off-the-shelf resource but should demonstrate creativity by a teacher, school or group of schools to improve outcomes for pupils through PE, sport or physical activity.
For activities or interventions that will last the test of time and not require constant funding. There is an expectation that some initial funding may have been required to start the programme, however there must be evidence that costs will be covered elsewhere or significantly reduced to sustain the activity in the long term.
For schools that have embedded physical activity in their ethos and throughout their systems. This must include evidence of how pupils are regularly active throughout the day including before and after school, lessons and play times.