The Government, through the Department for Education, invests £6.3m per year to primary schools in Tyne & Wear 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.

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

  • providing advice and guidance on the use of external, appropriately qualified coaches/volunteers in line withwith recognised standards and good practice

  • supporting schools to participate in the School Games and other relevant programmes

  • 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

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 guidance please click here, and the link to the afPE website can be accessed here.

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

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

UK Coaching, funded by Sport England, is the lead coaching agency in England and has coordinated and collaborated with afPE, Active Partnerships, 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, UK Coaching 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


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.

Ofsted - What inspectors will asking primary schools about their PE and school sport

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


afPE’s purpose is to promote and maintain high standards and safe practice in all aspects and at all levels of physical education, school sport and physical activity influencing developments at national and local levels that will impact on pupils’ physical health and emotional well-being.

In relation to the Primary PE & Sport Premium afPE recommends schools:

  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers

  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

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.

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

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:


Alex Perkins:

Kevin Hay:


Ian Kendall:

North Tyneside

Jo Walton:

Laura Towers:

South Tyneside

Bryan Levey:

Rachel Lynch:


Bryony Blanchard:

Amy McCulloch:

Dave Birch: