Category Archives: Physical Activity

PE and Sports Premium funding doubles

The Department for Education is doubling the funding that primary schools receive to improve the quality of their PE and Sport provision from £160 million to £320 million a year.  Recently, they published details of individual allocation at school level and funding guidance for the scheme.

The guidance includes details of who will receive the money, the criteria for how much money schools receive, payment dates, accountability of the funding and how schools can use the Premium.

The Premium should be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport on offer. It should be used to develop or add to the PE and sport activities already on offer at schools and build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining in future years.

Click here to read the guidance on using the Premium:

Case Study:

The Department for Education has published a new case study that details how a primary school in Kent successfully used their Primary PE and Sport Premium funding to up-skill staff members, develop a new PE curriculum and increase teachers’ confidence and to deliver high quality physical education lessons.

The case study focuses on St Mary’s Primary School who have focused the use of the premium on sustainability by developing the capacity and capability of existing staff to enable them to confidently deliver effective learning through the physical education programme.

New Reporting Template for the Primary PE and Sport Premium

The Department for Education has released a newly revised template to support schools with the reporting of their PE and Sport Premium Funding.

Maintained schools must publish information about their use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium on their websites. Schools should publish the amount of the premium received, a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent), what impact the school has seen on pupils PE and sport participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future. Schools should also consider how their use of the money is giving pupils the opportunity to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.

For further information and to download the template click on the link below:

Start Active, Stay Active: Infographics on Physical Activity

A range of Infographics from the Department of Health explaining the physical activity required to achieve general health benefits for different age ranges:

Physical Activity for Pregnant Women with Guidance

Physical Activity for Early Years (Birth – 5 years)

Physical Activity for children and young people (5-18 years)

Physical Activity for adults and older adults




Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up

This Summer, Change4Life with Disney returns with 10 Minute Shake Up activities inspired by the new Disney·Pixar Finding Dory film. The campaign encourages kids to ‘Just Keep Moving’ to help reach the 60 minutes of exercise they need each day through 10 minute bursts of moderate to vigorous activity.

Primary schools will receive Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 PE curriculum linked 10 Minute Shake Up with Disney-inspired PE lesson plans with additional activities to use throughout the year. Pupils will also receive fun wall charts for the kids to take home and record their activity over the summer holidays.

Keep an eye out for teaching packs arriving now in all primary schools that receive the School Fruit and Veg Scheme deliveries.

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