Primary PE and sport premium deadline extension announced by DfE.
The Department for Education (DfE) is to contact all primary schools in receipt of the PE and sport premium to advise them that they have extended the 31st March deadline for the spending of the Primary PE and sport premium funding that was carried forward from the 2019/20 academic year. Primary schools will now have until the end of this (2020/21) academic year to spend the carried forward funding. This is in line with the deadline for spending the current year’s Primary PE and sport premium grant.
The DfE will be updating the guidance and conditions of grant documents on the GOV.UK later on today, Wednesday 16 March 2021.
This is very welcome news, as it allows schools time to reflect, consider and plan strategically – to consider the needs of their pupils and how to sustain high quality physical education, school sport, physical activity and health in their school. We know that you as schools will welcome this update and those with an under-spend can now plan how to use the funding to effect change that will make a sustainable difference during the next few months.
Now that schools have re-opened fully we hope that they will be able to review the needs of their pupils and plan their remaining spend, to have the greatest impact. The workforce is the fundamental building block of the educational system and investing in accredited and high quality professional learning will be a way to ensure sustainability.
If you are looking to build staff confidence and competence through quality-assured, accredited qualifications, or bespoke support then take a look at our website. We have courses for subject leadership and teaching and learning which are national qualifications making them the perfect use of the funding as they build capacity, upskill and ensure sustainability.
If you need any advice and support please do not hesitate to contact us – we only offer training and support in primary physical education – the core curriculum, that which 100% of pupils experience week-in, week-out!
Take a look at our nationally Accredited Qualifications and our bespoke PE CPD – and join the growing number of schools who use us up and down the country.
We look forward to working with you to achieve high quality PE for ALL pupils.