Updated guidance from the Department for Education
As you may or may not be aware it was announced on Sunday morning that the PE and School Sports Premium funding will continue for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The existing guidelines regarding the use of the PE and sport premium continue to apply. Any use of the PE and sport premium should continue to support at least one of the key indicators.
Online reporting deadline
The deadline for reporting 19/20 spend is still 31st July 2020. This is under review but most of you should already be in the position to display your reports on your website on this date.
Swimming and water safety data
Any data that schools do hold regarding swimming and water safety should be entered on the report with a note clarifying your intentions were to provide swimming in the summer term, if this was the case.
Where no data is held, schools should state this in the online report. Swimming assessments should be done throughout the time that the children attend swimming, even if this is just the initial assessment from the first lesson.
Carry over of spend
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak the DfE are allowing all schools to carry over any money that hasn't been spent in the 19/20 academic year. If you are carrying money over this MUST be published in your online report with a brief description of why the money wasn't spent.
Any under-spends carried forward will need to be spent in FULL by 31st March 2021 and schools should factor this into spending plans for their 2020 to 2021 allocation.
Your online reporting must include,
- the amount of premium received
- a full breakdown of how is has been spent
- the impact the school has seen on pupils PE, physical activity, and sport participation and attainment
- how the improvements will be sustainable in the future
- swimming attainment
What your funding should NOT be used for
You should not use your funding to:
- employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements – these should come out of your core staffing budgets
- teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum – with the exception of top-up swimming lessons after pupils’ completion of core lessons (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)
- fund capital expenditure – the Department for Education does not set the capitalisation policy for each school. School business managers, school accountants and their auditors are best placed to advise on a school’s agreed capitalisation policy
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