Self Review Tool

The purpose of this self-review tool is to enable primary schools to carry out a quick and simple analysis of their Primary PE and School Sport offers. This is merely for support and not assessment, available for primary schools to use as they wish along with a support document designed by Energize to aid schools through the self-review tool and process.

To help you plan, monitor and report on the impact of your spending, the Youth Sport Trust (YST) & the Association for Physical Education (afPE) have produced a template which can also help with the online reporting requirement.

Guidance Posters

Please find below 3 guidance posters produced by Sport England, Youth Sport Trust, Association for Physical Education, UK Coaching and Active Partnerships National Team:-

–        Primary School Physical Literacy Framework 

–        Effective Professional Learning

–        The Employment and Deployment of Coaches 

These posters capture national advice and guidance, and include information to help your school maximise the investment and understand statutory obligations and minimum standards specifically around the delivery of PE and school sport.

Best Practice Films 

Sport England have developed four films to promote best practice use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium:

To view more films, click on links below:
Whole School Improvement
Increasing Staff Confidence
More Sports, More Competition

National Governing Bodies of Sport Offers 

National Governing Bodies of Sport have developed important opportunities/offers available to primary schools wanting to develop their school sport provision. To simplify and highlight this, Energize have created an easy to follow guide which includes details on where to purchase equipment, recommended resources to download and CPD to attend. All with the ultimate goal of encouraging you to effectively utilise your sports premium.


There is now more emphasis on raising attainment in primary school swimming with schools being required to publish information on the percentage of their pupils in year 6 who meet each of the 3 swimming and water safety national curriculum requirements. Swim England’s website has lots of information and resources available. There is also an online library with areas dedicated to school swimming. It’s full of helpful free downloads for teachers and schools promoting and/or teaching their programmes.

We organise ‘Teacher of School Swimming’ CPD courses each term – to find out when the next one is please click on the training courses link below.

Local Coaching Provider Offers 

To support schools looking to employ a local coaching provider to assist with the delivery of PE and School sport, Energize have created a Local Coaching Directory. It includes information such as the areas of the county they cover, the sports that each provider is qualified to deliver, and their standard hourly rate.

Although Energize will not recommend or advise you to opt for a particular organisation, we would like to remind you to ensure that any coach you are looking to work with meets the minimum standards of coaching. This information is available on the Employment and Deployment of Coaches poster with further information available on the UK Coaching Coaching in Primary Schools portal

CPD Training and Courses

Please follow the link below for information or to book onto any upcoming CPD opportunities with Energize. 

Training Courses

Further Useful Information

Please see below for a number of useful documents to help you effectively utilise your PE & School Sports Premium.

Document  Information
School Sport & Activity Action Plan A cross-government action plan to provide pupils with greater opportunity to access 60 minutes of sport and physical activity every day.
Ofsted Inspections afPE have created a document outlining the key areas inspectors should be asking schools about the Primary PE & Sport Premium
Advice for Governors

Information and advice for School Governors regarding the Primary PE & School Sport Premium.

Effective use of the Primary Premium (AfPE & YST)

This article outlines exemplification to support schools in making judgements about to how to use their funding to secure the maximum impact on children and young people.

UK Active Kids Report: 'Generation Inactive'

An analysis of the UK’s childhood inactivity epidemic and tangible solutions to get children moving.

Obesity, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Primary Schools Report (July 2018)

A thematic review by Ofsted into what actions schools are taking to reduce childhood obesity.

Active Schools Report: A Practical guide for school leaders.

“Physical activity can positively impact everything educators are trying to achieve. When children move regularly in school, behaviour, attention, attendance and academic performance often improve.”


What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?

This resource brings together key guidance and policy documents on increasing physical activity alongside local examples, which has been produced to support schools and colleges, develop and implement effective evidence-based approaches utilising eight key principles.

The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment

This briefing provides a broad, succinct scope of the scientific evidence highlighting the link between health and wellbeing and educational attainment. It underlines the value for schools of promoting health and wellbeing as an integral part of a school effectiveness strategy, and highlights the important contribution of a whole-school approach.

Association for PE Health Position Paper

This paper presents afPE’s position on health.  It outlines the role of PE in promoting an active lifestyle and addressing childhood obesity, reviews whole school approaches to the promotion of physical activity and gives guidelines for physical activity for health.