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It's all well and good us telling you how effective the PE Curriculum Support (PECS) programme is in improving the provision of PE in primary schools, but for your school to allocate a portion of your Primary PE and Sport Premium to the programme, we don't expect you to just take our word for it.

At Planet Education, one of our fundamental principles is self-evaluation and

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With an array of sports and activities for all ages and abilities to engage in, we guarantee a great course. Our camps are not just about participating in safe, fun and healthy physical activities, they go much further and ensure sport is used positively to inspire children and young people. Our camps;

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Any primary school with 17 or more pupils aged 5-11 receives an £8,000 lump sum, with an additional £5 per pupil. Schools with fewer than 17 will receive £500 per qualifying pupil. It is partially funded by the so-called 'sugar tax', aimed at helping schools promote and encourage healthy, active lifestyles in their pupils.

Of course, the question then becomes, "Where could that money be spent to make the required improvements?" Too many schools focus on

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The acronym PECS stands for Physical Education Curriculum Support. In a nutshell, it is a programme of mentoring for primary school teachers that enhances their knowledge and confidence in teaching PE.

The programme is led by expert mentors on a 1-to-1 basis, focusing on identifying areas where teachers can develop in order to improve pupil outcomes in PE. Teachers are offered regular, ongoing support with plenty of opportunities for self-reflection. The activities involved will include collaborative teaching activities, formative planning and assessment, and expert input for anything related to primary school PE. The whole programme is supported by comprehensive impact data, made available to schools through a cutting-edge online platform.

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With 100% of teachers reporting an increase in confidence and competence in delivering PE, the PE Curriculum Support programme (PECS) is revealed to have a significant impact on schools who are choosing to use their Primary PE and School Sport Premium in an effective and sustainable manner.

The Department for Education has recently published new guidance on the doubled Primary PE and Sport Premium grant.

This guidance includes:

  • Funding for the PE and sport premium
  • Funding for 2017 to 2018
  • Payment dates for 2017 to 2018
  • How to use the PE and Sport premium
  • Accountability

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The Association for Physical Education and the Youth Sport Trust have created a reporting template which has been newly updated and will support schools with the reporting of the Primary PE & Sport Premium funding.

Schools must publish on their website, information about their use of the Primary PE and Sport premium. Schools should publish the amount of Primary PE and Sport Premium received; a full breakdown of how it has (or will be) spent; what impact the school has seen on pupils' PE and


In response to questions from teachers, schools and sector colleagues, afPE has created a new support document which highlights extracts from the Ofsted Section 5 handbook that identify key areas that inspectors should ask schools regarding their use of Primary PE and Sport Premium funding. The next major change of the handbook is in 2019.

In addition, afPE has put together additional Primary PE and Sport Premium related questions that Ofsted inspectors may ask schools.

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