Schools' Accountability

Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017

School Sport

Schools' Accountability 


Since September 2013, Ofsted inspectors have assessed how effectively Primary School Sport Funding is used to improve PE and sport provision – the school’s leadership and management ratings is also partly judged on this criteria.

Inspectors use evidence gained from meetings with school leaders, including governors to assess the impact the additional funding has had on the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. Inspectors use evidence from observations of lessons and/or extra-curricular sports clubs, and discussions with pupils. As part of the inspections, schools need to add a section on their website demonstrating how they are using their funding.

Further Information: 

·   Department of Education guidance on the Funding

·   Ofsted’s survey on PE Beyond 2012 – Outstanding PE for all (highlighting common weaknesses in PE provision)

·    Guidance on the new Ofsted inspections

·   D of E Draft Proposals for the new National Curriculum for PE

·  D of E Healthy Schools Toolkit

· D of E Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium 

If you would like further information and guidance on how improving School Sport can contribute to your Ofsted assessment, please contact

Source: GBA