The PE and sports premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2017 to 2018 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
Allocations for the academic year 2017 to 2018 are calculated using the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, as recorded in the January 2017 census, as follows:
schools with 17 or more pupils receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil
schools with 16 or fewer pupils receive £1000 per pupil
The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. The Secretary of State does not consider the following expenditure as falling within the scope of additional or sustainable improvement:
employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of schools’ core staffing budgets
teaching the minimum requirements of your existing PE curriculum
Maintained schools, academies and free schools must publish, on their website, information about their use of the premium by 4 April 2018.
Schools must publish:
the amount of premium received
a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent)
what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
how the improvements will be sustainable in the future
how many pupils within their year 6 cohort can do each of the following:swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
use a range of strokes effectively
perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
If selected, schools must also take part in a sampling review to scrutinise their compliance with these conditions.
The allocations for each school can be viewed on the attached download. Academies will receive the premium directly from the Education
Funding Agency (EFA).
CPD Training Dates
Dates of forthcoming events on CPD
Online DBS Training / Refresher Training
Online DBS Training will be available for those wishing to process DBS checks or need a refresher after the summer break.
Tuesday 26 September 2017
10:00 - 11:00
As spaces are limited please email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.
The session will last for approximately 1 hour. On site visitor parking is available.
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Universal Infant Free School Meal Funding 2017-18 Academic Year
Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM) funding for the academic year 2017 to 2018, is based on a provisional allocation to schools using the final allocation for the academic year 2016 to 2017. The attached download details the provisional allocation for the period September 2017 to March 2018 which is adjusted by 26 school weeks for the period September 2017 to March 2018.
The final allocation for the academic year 2017-18 will be calculated using:
the number of pupils recorded as taking a meal in year 1 and year 2 in the October 2017 and January 2018 school censuses
the number of pupils known to be eligible for FSM in the same censuses who are taking a meal. This figure is divided by 2 to give the average number of eligible UIFSM pupils in years 1 and 2.
The number of reception pupils used will be the greater of either:
the number of pupils recorded as taking a meal in the October 2017 and January 2018 school censuses,
those pupils taking a meal known to be eligible for FSM in the same censuses, divided by 2. This gives the average number of eligible UIFSM pupils in reception for academic year 2017 to 2018;
the number of pupils recorded as taking a meal in January 2018 school censuses, minus those pupils taking a meal known to be
eligible for FSM in the same census.
The Department for Education (DfE) will count dual registered pupils at the setting at which they took the meal on the census day, even if it is their subsidiary setting.
The provisional allocation will be updated in March to reflect the census data for September 2017 and January 2018.
LA Governor nomination and appointment process
The attached guidance provides a summary of the nomination and appointment process for Local Authority governors in North Somerset.
In particular, the roles of the Governing Board Clerk and the nominating Councillor are explained, as well as issues to consider when nominations are made.
A further attachment provides a list of the disqualification criteria as provided by The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012.
If you have queries regarding the nomination process, please contact Governor Services:
Telephone number: 01823 355757