NEW GUIDANCE RELEASED: Inspecting primary school PE and school sport

Inspecting primary school PE and school sport: new funding

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In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education and sport. The criteria stated this funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. The sport funding can only be spent on improving sport and PE provision in schools.

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. 

Schools will, however, be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted will strenghthen its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspector\'s Handbook and supporting guidance (see links to these documents in previous article), so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the schools overall provision offered.

Ofsted have recently released a Briefing for Section 5 inspection pertaining to the accountability of this funding entitled \'Inspecting primary school PE and school sport: new funding.\' You can find some examples of how this funding might be spent are set out in annex A of this \'Briefing for Section 5 Inspection\' guidance.

Click HERE to download a copy of the Ofsted guidance