The Government, through the Department for Education, are investing more than £150m per year to primary schools to improve PE and school sport. Tyne & Wear Sport have been commissioned by Sport England to help strengthen the links between primary schools and those organisations working in sport both locally and nationally, including local authorities, external sport providers, the Youth Sport Trust (YST) and the Association for Physical Education (afPE). Key to this task is working with those primary schools that want or need help to make the most effective use of the additional funding and available support. For more information please click here.

Please scroll down or use these links to find out more about the Primary PE and Sport Premium:

We also offer:

  • planning and support for the delivery of training to school staff
  • advice and guidance on the use of external, appropriately qualified coaches/volunteers (please click here for information about CoachMark)
  • helping schools to participate in the School Games and other relevant programmes, working alongside your School Games Organisers (click here for their contact details)
  • providing links to local partners, including community sports clubs.

We also work with various local organisations within Tyne & Wear, many of which have offers that will enhance and improve your school's provision. For further information on these local organisations please contact Claire Lee on 0191 4972326 or email claire.lee@tynewearsport.org

National partners such as the Youth Sport Trust (YST) and Association for Physical Education (afPE) have also put together information and membership offers to support primary schools with their premium funding.  For further information on the YST document please click here, and the link to the afPE website can be accessed here.

Many of the National Governing Bodies of Sports (NGBs) have put together documents to help primary schools to deliver the correct formats within their school.  The documents also include information about teacher training, coach education, resources for staff and exit routes to community sports clubs. NGB primary school support offers can be found by clicking on the links below. 

The documents attached to this page highlight the ways in which Tyne & Wear Sport has helped and engaged with Primary Schools upon request, in Tyne & Wear, through the first year. If your school requires any support or guidance, then please get in contact with the team.

Also attached is a document highlighting regional case studies of how schools are using their PE funding, including our very own Cullercoats Primary, in North Tyneside. The document has been produced by the Department for Education. 

For further information on the Primary Premium funding, please contact Claire Lee on 0191 4972326 or email claire.lee@tynewearsport.org.

Case studies showing how we have supported primary schools can be found below:

Sports coach UK, funded by Sport England, is the lead coaching agency in England and has coordinated and collaborated with afPE, CSPN , Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust  in producing this useful aide to maximise the impact of the primary school sport premium for school Head Teachers.

School Sport Coaching Guidance for Primary Head Teachers

Choosing the right Sports Coach

As well as the above, Sport Coach UK have developed a tool to help you understand what qualifications your school coach should have to deliver each sport according to the National Governing body.

Minimum standards for Active Coaches of Children and Young People: Additional Guidance Tool

The Tyne & Wear Sport Primary School Equipment Bursary exists to help primary schools, teachers and other personnel to deliver more and better sporting opportunities and PE in schools, both within the curriculum and before/after school, by providing financial support to purchase equipment. The scheme will provide up to £300 of funding to any primary school located within Tyne & Wear.

All applications to the bursary scheme that meet the eligibility criteria will be considered, and the terms and conditions can be found here.

The bursary window is now OPEN, deadline for applications is Friday 26th May 2017.

Please complete the application form by clicking here

For more information please contact Claire Lee on (0191) 4972326 or email: claire.lee@tynewearsport.org

 

The Tyne & Wear Sport School Sport Training Bursary exists to help teachers and other personnel to deliver more and better sport and PE in schools in the curriculum and before/after school. The scheme will provide up to £300 of funding to support individuals to improve their knowledge, experience and qualifications to deliver sport and/or PE in schools.

Whilst all applications to the bursary scheme that meet the eligibility criteria will be considered, priority will be given to those applying for support to obtain:

  • A national governing body (NGB) coaching or leadership qualification
  • An educational specific sport coaching or leadership qualification
  • A generic qualification related specifically to PE and school sport

Examples of the above qualifications can be found here.

All applications to the bursary scheme that meet the eligibility criteria will be considered, and the terms and conditions can be found here.

The bursary window is now OPEN, deadline for applications is Friday 26th May 2017.

 

Please complete the application form by clicking here.

Ofsted

Ofsted inspectors will assess and report on how effectively the school is using the premium when making judgements on the quality of the school’s leadership and management. This may involve meetings with senior leaders and governors and listening to pupils and parents. Extra-curricular clubs as well as PE lessons may be observed. In particular, Ofsted will look for improvements in pupils’:

  • achievement in PE
  • participation in school sport
  • health and wellbeing
  • engagement and achievement in school generally.

Documentation and the latest reports from Ofsted can be found below, and cover areas regarding how the funding should be spent, how Ofsted measure PE and school sport, and the latest examples of best practice.

afPE

To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium planning and actions should show how use of funding contributes to this vision through identified school priorities which can be measured through reference to key outcome indicators. It is important that the main drivers for improvement are those identified by the school through their self-review.

Documentation from afPE can be found below that directly looks at measuring impact and evidencing progress.

Ofsted - Supplementary subject-specific guidance for PE

Ofsted - Inspecting primary school PE and school sport

Ofsted - Good practice to maximise effective use of the funding - Oct 14

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium - afPE

Effective Use of the Premium - afPE

afPE Primary Premium Impact Template Document

Evidencing Impact and Accountability - afPE Guidance

Please see below the documentation from the YST around their 'self review tool' and their Physical Literacy Framework.

Self Review Tool

Physical Literacy Framework

Primary schools can access support from their district School Games Organiser. Each of the districts' PE and School Sport leads, offers different types and levels of support. Contact the relevant SGO for further information on participation, competition, professional development, clubs and more:

Gateshead

Alex Perkins: alexperkins@gateshead.gov.uk

Kevin Hay: kevinhay@gateshead.gov.uk

Newcastle

Ian Kendall: ian.kendall@benfield.newcastle.sch.uk

North Tyneside

Jo Walton: jo.walton@northtyneside.gov.uk

Laura Towers: laura.towers@northtyneside.gov.uk

South Tyneside

Bryan Levey: bryan.levey@boldonschool.org.uk

Rachel Lynch: rlynch@mortimercommunitycollege.co.uk

Sunderland

Bryony Blanchard: Blanchard.B@biddickacademy.com

Amy McCulloch: amy.mcculloch@farringdonca.net

Dave Birch: dbirch@hksc.org.uk