Primary PE and Sport Premium SurveyDate: 22.07.2019
This DfE survey of primary schools shows that, compared to 2016/17:
- Almost 9 in 10 respondents thought that the profile of PE/Sport in supporting whole school improvement had increased (with half of all respondents reporting it had improved ‘a lot’).
- Almost 9 in 10 respondents thought that the confidence, knowledge and/or skills of all staff in teaching PE had increased ‘a little’ or ‘a lot’.
- More than 8 in 10 thought the level of competitive sport being offered had increased ‘a little’ or ‘a lot’. Over 6 in 10 thought it had increased for all pupils.
- Around 8 in 10 thought that the proportion of pupils doing 30 minutes of exercise a day in school had increased ‘a little’ or ‘a lot’. Also, more than 6 in 10 thought participation had increased for all pupils in PE and more than 7 in 10
thought it had increased for all pupils in extracurricular sport.
- The vast majority of respondents (over 9 in 10) indicated that there was now a broader range of PE and sport being offered to all pupils.
The top priorities for future spending of the Primary PE and Sport Premium was considered to be ‘better engaging the least active pupils’, ‘reducing obesity/promoting healthy lifestyles’ (half of responses in each case) and ‘upskilling existing staff’ (a third).