Schools will receive 7/12 of their allocation in October 2018, and the remaining 5/12 in April. Maintained schools will receive this funding from their local authority, whereas academies and free schools will receive it from the Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA).
For 2018/19, there is a new condition for schools to publish within their Year 6 cohort, the number of pupils who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively, and perform safe self-rescue in various water-based scenarios.
Therefore, yes – you can use your premium to provide additional provision targeted at pupils who are unable to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum. However, you cannot use the premium to teach the minimum swimming requirements specified in the national curriculum.
Following the Youth Sport Trust conference, Nadhim Zahawi the Secretary of State for Children and Families – has confirmed that the doubled Primary PE and Sport Premium will remain for 2018/19. More information is available at www.youthsporttrust.org/PE-sport-premium.
Welcome to Active Suffolk’s guide aimed at simplifying the Primary PE and Sport Premium.
Active Suffolk is one of 44 County Sports Partnerships in England and has a remit to provide the county’s Primary Schools with support in the spending of the Premium.
The information included in this document has been sourced from the Department for Education, Association for PE, Ofsted and the Youth Sport Trust.
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