How do we use PE & Sport Premium to achieve beyond age related expectations?


On 31st October 2017 all state primary schools received 7/12 of their PE & Sport funding allocation, which this year amounts to £16,000 per school and an additional payment of £10 per pupil for schools with 17 or more eligible pupils. The Department for Education (DfE) require schools to use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. The use of premium monies must develop or add to the PE and sport activities already offered and must build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made will continue to benefit or impact on pupils in future years.

The current problem with sustainability and impact

Ofsted assess how primary schools use the primary PE and sport premium by measuring its impact on pupil outcomes. Too many schools, however do not know the impact on pupil outcomes of the monies they spend. School case studies posted on websites rarely move beyond a focus that describes the use of the monies, lists additional activities that have been organised, or states the number of additional pupils who now participate in school clubs for example. The case studies do not focus on improved outcomes.

What should schools do?

DfE list several examples of how schools should spend their monies (more…)

afTLC signed a contract with Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy

We are very happy to announce that af Thinking & Learning Company has signed a contract with Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy to support the training of their coaches, especially in regard to their work in primary schools.

Jamie Carragher is a retired English footballer who played as a defender for Premier League club Liverpool for 17 years and he received 38 senior caps for England. He is currently a pundit on Sky Sports. A one-club man, he was Liverpool’s vice-captain for 10 years, and is the club’s second-longest ever serving player. Carragher also holds the record for the most appearances in European competition for Liverpool with 150.

The Jamie Carragher Academy in partnership with Oakmere, specialises in sport management, coach education and coaching courses. They are providing training in all areas from nutrition to fitness enterprise.

jamieee On the left Andrew Frapwell – director of af Thinking & Learning Company Ltd
On the right Jamie Olsen – director of Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy