The role of PE in the new normal

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Working with the One Network, the local specialists for all things related to PE, sport, physical activity and wellbeing, we have gathered together some of the most up to date guidance and resources relating to PE and Sport Premium funding, and the benefits of PE and Physical Activity to support the well-being of your students and staff as pupils start their transition from home learning back to the school environment.

PE, School Sport and Physical Activity Webinar

On Wednesday 15 July, Active Lincolnshire on behalf of the One Network hosted a PE, School Sport and Physical Activity webinar with partners from the One Network – Lincolnshire County Council, Active Lincolnshire, Inspire+, YST and SGO’s, alongside a Lincolnshire Primary School Headteacher. The webinar provided information for schools about PE in schools and the School Sport Premium.

If you missed the Webinar you can download the presentation here

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Funding Announcement

The Department for Education’s (DfE) has announced it will continue the £320 million PE and Sport Premium investment for another academic year (2020/21). For more information on the announcement click here
Find out more about the campaign to secure the announcement click here to read more 

For the latest government guidance on the use of PE and Sport Premium funding click here

For guidance or support on the effective use of the funding please contact Active Lincolnshire, a One Network partner, on schools@activelincolnshire.com.

PE and Sport Premium Information to note

Online reporting deadline

At present the 31 July 2020 deadline still holds, however we are keeping this position under review.  To help you plan, monitor and report on the impact of your spending, partners in the physical education and school sport sector have developed a template. The template can be accessed through the Youth Sport Trust website (see the pink tab and download the word version). It’s recommended that the template is used to record your activity throughout the year, as well as for publication at the end of the school year.

Flexibility to carry forward any unspent PE and sport premium grant funding

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Department for Education has taken steps to relax 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 next academic year (2020 to 2021). Where schools are carrying forward under-spends, their published online report should set out the amount being carried forward and give brief reasons for this under-spend.

Any under-spends carried forward will need to be spent in full by 31 March 2021 and schools should factor this into spending plans for their 2020 to 2021 PE and sport premium allocation. The 2019 to 2020 conditions of grant document has been updated to reflect this exceptional amendment to the ring-fencing of the grant.

Resources and Guidance for Schools

  • The impact of lockdown: The consequences of the coronavirus crisis for children living in poverty (report by The Childhood Trust) – Read more
  • The impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children and young people (evidence paper by Youth Sport Trust) – Read more
  • Response to Covid, linking to other important websites, parent, school and partner support and webinars on a range of topics linked to coronavirus, PE, sport, physical activity and wellbeing (resources from the Youth Sport Trust) – Read more  
  • Coronavirus support for schools to include guidance and resources translating the government guidance into practical ideas for delivering PE  (resources from the Youth Sport Trust)– Read more
  • Well Schools Movement- The purpose of the movement is to support schools to drive improvements in well-being for all teachers, senior leaders and young people by placing well-being at the very heart of schools. The movement is a coming together to drive change, share challenges and solutions and help us navigate all of the support that is already available. (resources from the Youth Sport Trust)  Read more
  • A practical self-review tool for COVID-19 risk assessment. Managing risk, maximizing opportunity (toolkit from the Association for Physical Education) – Read more
  • The Safe Return of School Sport – A framework and planning tool  (Youth Sport Trust) Read more

Visit our Children & Young People’s Pages, for more information about our support and programmes for schools