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School PE & Sport Premium Funding - Use It Or Lose It

DID YOU KNOW you will need to spend your budget, including any which has been rolled over from previous years, by the 31st July 2022.


The PE & Sport Premium funding is an invaluable tool in helping all of us to provide children with more opportunities to have a positive experience with sport and to encourage these children to lead healthier lifestyles.


uSports are proud to support the PE and Sport Premium funding by delivering a wide range of services in line with its' guidelines.


The government appropriately responded to the disruption created by the pandemic and allowed the fund to be rolled over into subsequent years, this is now coming to an end and you will need to make sure that you spend all remaining funds by the end of July. Depending on how much you have used and the size of your school, that could be tens of thousands of pounds of unspent funding about to go to waste!


"As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we relaxed the ring-fencing arrangements for the PE and sport premium in the 2019 to 2020 academic year, to allow any unspent grant to be carried forward into the 2020 to 2021 academic year. Due to the continuation of the pandemic, this has also been applied to any unspent funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. Any unspent funding that has been carried forward must be spent in full by 31 July 2022. Schools will need to factor this into spending plans for their 2021 to 2022 PE and sport premium allocation. "

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools


Help! We need to use up our funding!

No problem, uSports are on hand to help you to make the most out of your remaining budget and to ensure that the children in your setting have an enriching experience with PE & school support and to leave a legacy in your school of improved PE education.


What Can I Use The Funding On?

According to the Department for Education, you must use the PE and sport premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that your school provides

  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

You should use the PE and sport premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:


1. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity

How Can uSports Help?

Active Lunchtime Clubs - encouraging a wider range of children to engage in physical activity

Targeted Clubs or Lessons - aimed at those who do not willingly engage in existing provision


2. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

How Can uSports Help?

Young Leaders Programme - elevating the value of sport across the school through older pupils

Active Lunchtime Clubs - integrating active living into the school day


3.Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

How Can uSports Help?

Teacher CPD - upskilling your staff in team sports, dance and gymnastics to create a legacy


4. Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils

How Can uSports Help?

New Sports In Extra-Curricular Clubs - Including Soft Archery, Ultimate Frisbee and more!


5. Increased participation in competitive sport

How Can uSports Help?

Now that restrictions are easing, uSports are reintroducing our inter-school sports tournaments to promote a healthy level of competition among young people in a friendly and safe space.


In addition, you can also use the funding to raise the attainment in primary school swimming by paying for top-up swimming lessons (this will be in addition to the national minimum requirement which you must fund separately). uSports are also able to provide your school with a swimming teacher to ensure that all primary school children reach the national expectation of leaving KS2 with the ability to swim.


What Do I Do Next?


First, Look through our School Coaching webpage to find out more information about the services we have available to your school

https://www.u-sports.co.uk/school-coaching


Next, fill in our enquiry form to start up the conversation and we will get in touch to discuss how we can help your school to effectively use your remaining PE & Sport Premium budget this year and for future years.


If you aren't sure where best to use your budget, we will be more than happy to talk through the options with you to find the best solution for your setting.


We look forward to seeing how you use your PE & Sports Premium budget to help the children in your setting to lead healthy active lifestyles and hope to be able to help some of you along this journey!


Charlie Hiscox

uSports Director