Subject Leaders

Headteacher Sports Funding Briefing - September 2023

Our PE Consultant Jess Squires delivered briefings to over 200 headteachers in late September 2023.

This covered:
Accountability, measuring impact through planning and monitoring
The role of headteacher, governors and trustees
The new reporting template
Online digital reporting
Sustainability – CPD
Swimming and water safety
Use of coaches within schools
Capital Spend
Payment dates
Q&A session

Here are the reference materials from the sessions:

Sport funding guidance

PE and sport premium for primary schools - GOV.UK (              

Sports Funding Conditions of Grant

PE and sport premium: conditions of grant 2023 to 2024 - GOV.UK (

LPDS website for CPD courses

Courses - Lancashire Professional Development Service

School Sport Action Plan

School sport and activity action plan - GOV.UK (

New Ofsted PE research and analysis report

Levelling the playing field: the physical education subject report - GOV.UK (

Headteacher Briefing Slides

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium Template 2024


Watch the headteacher briefing

The Primary National Curriculum for Physical Education

The statutory primary national curriculum, including programmes of study and attainment targets, for physical education at key stages 1 and 2.

Ofsted Research Research Review Series: PE

A review of research into factors that influence the quality of physical education in schools in England.

Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework

The standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5.

Development Matters

Non-statutory curriculum guidance for the early years foundation stage.

Monitoring Record

This useful document can be used alone or alongside the Examining Teaching and Learning resource to support Subject Leaders in monitoring provision for PE effectively.

External Sports Coach Guidance

Health and Safety Update when employing external coaches.

Here is a useful checklist to assess the suitability of a coach working within school.

Coaches Checklist

Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity Policy Information and Example

Safe Practice in Physical Education

All schools should have the latest copy of the Safe Practice in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity book – the latest version was published in 2020.

It can be purchased via the following link for £44.95:

We also offer a twilight course on Safe Practice via the LPDS website – LINK TO COURSE

Sports Premium Funding

Schools must publish the amount of Primary PE and sport premium received for this year 2021-22; a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent); what impact the school has seen on pupils’ Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity, participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future.

Maintained schools, including those that convert to academies, MUST publish, on their website, information about their effective and sustainable use of the Primary PE and sport premium funding. The reporting deadline for this current academic year is 31st July 2022. afPE have created the 'Evidencing the Impact' template:

Please see for grant conditions:

See link below for top ten tips on how to spend the Sports Funding:

THE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023 IS DUE IN JULY -The government stated in March, "we are considering arrangements for the primary PE and sport premium for the 2022-2023 academic year."

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