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Physical Education at RHPS

Physical Education (PE) and sport play a very important part in the life of Robin Hood Primary and each class has two hours per week dedicated to physical activity in the curriculum.

We believe that physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people and through participation, young people learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.

There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.Listed are some of the key skills and benefits from participating in PE:

  • Physical skills
  • Develop self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Healthy living and wellbeing
  • Behaviour, positive attitudes and team-work
  • Promotes cohesion and inclusion
  • Introduces competition and understanding about winning and losing
  • Develop leadership skills and decision making

At Robin Hood Primary School we believe that Physical Education is a very important part of the curriculum and that every child should be offered PE that is challenging, fun and competitive. The children are offered a wide range of sport in curriculum time including dance, gymnastics, hockey, table tennis, cricket, tag rugby, football, athletics, swimming, netball, circuits and basketball. Alongside this, the children are taught the fundamental skills that build to develop motor-skill, movement and hand-eye co-ordination.

We get involved in many borough competitions through the Kingston Schools Sports Partnership (KSSP) in a variety of sports and activities.

We offer lots of after-school clubs that give the children an opportunity to engage in additional sporting activities. These include football, cricket, tag-rugby, street dance, table tennis, judo and karate.

Sport Premium information

The government is providing additional funding which is aimed at improving the provision of PE in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools; however schools will have the freedom to choose how they allocate this. Robin Hood Primary received a grant of £5,130 in October and a further grant of £3683 in May. The planned use of the PE and school sport funding will be extremely effective in improving and sustaining high quality PE and sports provision for all the children at the school. We also carried over a surplus of £3665 from the previous year (paid to the school in May 2016). These monies will be used for a range of uses: focusing particularly on quality coaching for all, and the implementation of a new KS1 PE curriculum (including the purchasing and upgrading of resources)

We aim to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision by:



Continued Professional Development (CPD) of teaching staff
Selected staff members will receive CPD in order to enhance and extend their knowledge and teaching of Physical Education. As well as CPD offered by the Kingston Schools Sports Partnership (to date, in gymnastics), we have also had regular training provided free of charge to all KS1 teaching staff by Mr Wallbank, Head of PE at Rokeby School, to help us implement our new KS1 PE curriculum.

Costs including supply cover: £350


Pre-tournament Coaching

Professional coaches will help train and develop skills for children participating in some of the borough tournaments. The coaching will include preparation for:

  • Football - Year 2 Team (Mixed), Year 3 and 4 Teams (boys, girls and mixed teams) and Year 5 and 6 (boys, girls and mixed teams)
  • Hockey (Year 5 and 6)
  • Cross Country Running (Years 5 and 6)
  • Tag Rugby (Year 5 and 6)
  • Sports Hall Athletics (Years 5 and 6)

The coaching has also enabled us to enter new events, not previously entered:

  • Tri-Golf (Years 5 & 6)
  • Additional Football Team - we have now also started entering a Years 5 & 6 "B" team in competitions.

In addition, (although not trained by the coaches) we have for the first time entered the cluster swimming competition (Years 3,4,5 & 6). The Sport Premium money enabled us to transport the children to and from the event and provide swimming hats when necessary.

As well as impacting on the skills of our existing teams, the coaching has given children who were less willing to participate before, the confidence and skills to take part for the first time in sports they might have had little experience of.

Cost: £348


Lunchtime Coaching

Sports coaches will be paid to offer coaching in a wide range of sporting activities during lunchtimes in both Key Stage 1 and 2. These will be fun and engaging as well as developing a large variety of skills. All children (100%) participate in this on at least a once-a-week basis. This up-skills all the children but the coaches have also been instructed and informed of particular Special Educational Needs (SEN) children and Pupil Premium children for whom this will be of particular benefit.

Cost to date: £6717



Equipment and resources will be replaced or added to ensure, that Robin Hood Primary can offer and teach  the PE curriculum fully and effectively. Equipment, where needed, will be purchased in order for the KS1 teachers to deliver our new PE curriculum within these year groups. New sports shirts will be bought for children to wear to inter-school competitions. These will be in a range of sizes to fit infants and upper and lower junior children. We have been very fortunate that estate agents Carringtons have kindly sponsored the entire cost of new football kit including the shorts and socks. Matching fleeces have also be purchased for the children to wear to competitions and activities held during the winter months and t-shirts incorporating the school logo for summer competitions (e.g Rounders).

The sport premium money enabled us to purchase equipment which meant that we could enter competitions that otherwise we might not have been able to do so - particularly enabling children who might not possess kit at home to enter competitions for the first time. For example shin pads (Football and Hockey), mouth-guards (Hockey) and swimming hats.

We also hosted an inter-school SEN Cluster Sports Day for the first time. The Sport Premium money enabled us to purchase any additional equipment needed for this.

We are also fortunate to obtain some equipment that is not paid for by the Sport Premium money (such as from the Sainsbury's scheme, and tennis balls kindly donated by a local tennis club).

Equipment cost: £410



We have paid our subscription fee to the Kingston Schools Sports Partnership (KSSP). This allows children from across both key stages to compete against other Kingston schools in a range of sports, activities and competitions. It also offers some Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses for staff members to develop their skills and knowledge.

Cost: £377


Supply Cover (when needed) for staff taking children to competitions and for the SEN Cluster Sports Day (hosted by Robin Hood).




Funding is and will continue to be provided to transport children to and from sports festivals, matches and tournaments. As well as organised tournaments, it allows participation in a greater number of friendly matches and allows a greater number of children to participate in inter-school sporting events - including children with Special educational Needs and Pupil Premium children. It covers for example, the cost of minibus hire.

Transport cost: £290


Total income and costs for school year 2016/17


Costs in:

Sport Premium Money

                                 Carried over from school year 2015/16 ( received in May 2016):  £3665

                                                        Sport Premium Money received September 2016: £5130

                                                                                                                               Total: £8795

                                                                                Monies spent school year 2016-17: £8795

Sport Premium money received May 2017 - £3683

(The above £3683 to be carried forward to school year 2017-18)



PE at Robin Hood Primary School 2017-18

The government is continuing to provide additional funding aimed at improving the provision of PE and sport in schools. This year Robin Hood received £10,366 in October and will receive another grant in May of approximately £5500. We also carried over a surplus of £3683 from the previous year (paid to the school in May 2017).

We aim to improve the quality of PE and sport provision in 2017-18 by:


Comprehensive Review of Sports Equipment

There will be a review the school's sports equipment and resources. Broken and worn-out equipment will be replaced and additional equipment purchased in order to improve the school's sports provision.

Initial orders have been placed. Resources purchased so far include: football goals, balls and bibs. We have also purchased basketball posts, skipping ropes, hoops, tennis nets and a variety of balls (including class-sets).

Cost to date: £1800

Further orders will shortly be placed, including for the renewal of the wooden hockey sticks, plastic hockey sticks, and tennis racquets.



The Sports Premium money also allows us to hire minibuses / coaches to transport children to sporting competitions and festivals.

Cost to date: £72 


Supply Cover

In order to allow teaching staff to accompany children to sporting competitions, the Sports Premium money also pays the cost of supply teachers to cover for these members of staff.

Cost to date: £100



We have paid our subscription fee to the Kingston Schools Sports Partnership (KSSP). This allows children from across both key stages to compete against other Kingston schools in a range of sports, activities and competitions. It also offers some Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses for staff members to develop their skills and knowledge.

Cost: £386


Lunchtime Coaching

The Sport Premium money is allowing us to continue to hire sports coaches to up-skill children during their lunchtime.

Cost for school year: £7,640


Netball at Robin Hood

In order to up-skill teachers in the provision of netball at Robin Hood, a sports coach will deliver CPD (Continued Profesional Development) to the teaching staff.

Netball Club

Sports Premium money also will be used to cover the cost of an after-school netball club to encourage the participation and skill-level of this sport within the school. Invitations will initially be offered to pupil premium children. This will allow Robin Hood to enter the Kingston Primary Netball Tournament for the first time in recent years.