The Regis School is a Specialist Sports College and as such considers sport to be central to the school’s ethos.
The Regis School is a Specialist Sports College which allows us to offer a wide range of sporting opportunities. You will have the chance to continue to access familiar activities such as netball, football, swimming, cricket, rugby and rounders and try new activities such as trampolining, climbing, handball and softball. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through programmes and qualifications that run throughout all key stages at the school. For those who wish to apply to be a sports leader, opportunities will arise to work with students in younger year groups and from local primary schools.
At Key Stage 4 students can opt to study a BTEC Level 2 in Sport (Equivalent to one GCSE) which enables students to work both practically and in a theory setting. There are further opportunities to study sport related courses in the Sixth Form which include the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Equivalent to three A-Levels), as well as the Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (equivalent to one A-Level). In addition to this there are options to study Sports Leadership as well as many other enrichment activities.
The outstanding facilities at the school are enjoyed by all our pupils, including significant use of the Arena Sports Centre facilities and the Gym. Whole school House events such as the Winter, Summer and Paralympic Sports Days are accessible to all students and give the opportunity to experience a variety of different roles such as participant, coach, leader or official.
You will have access to a varied and exciting programme of extra-curricular activities taking place on 4 out of 5 week days. We have specialist teachers and coaches who run these activities to a high standard as well as opportunities to try sports that you may never have taken part in. We encourage each of you to take part in at least one activity a week and are always looking to increase the number of activities on offer should there be the demand. Extra-curricular fixtures provide further opportunities for students to compete in a variety of sports activities locally, regionally and nationally.
“Due to my Leadership experiences it has changed my career path as I now want to teach PE”
Sixth Form student
“PE is fun, sociable and enjoyable”
Year 8 student
“The amount of extra curricular activities allows me to be busy most days after school and I have really enjoyed developing my skills in the clubs as well as representing the school”
Year 10 student
The PE faculty is determined to provide a wide variety of opportunities for all of our pupils within the curriculum, extracurricular and to local schools and the community. These initiatives can make a real difference to the lives of those within our school, local community and beyond. The following initiatives give a flavour of some of the activities that the Specialism supports and the opportunities that they provide for our students.
Sports Leaders UK
Sports leadership is the catalyst of many of the opportunities that we are able to offer at The Regis School. Pupils are offered the opportunity to receive leadership training in Year 7, where they receive training to develop individual leadership skills, confidence and organisational skills. They have the opportunity to maintain their leadership status throughout their school lives. In the 6th form The Community Sports Leader qualification is offered to stretch and extend students as they become more proficient in their leadership skills. Specific areas of the PE curriculum are also designed to focus upon leadership such as fit to lead programme. This gives all students the opportunity to assume the role of a leader in their PE lessons.
The School Sports Partnership hosted at The Regis School (info below) also provide additional levels of leadership opportunities to local Primary and Secondary schools through hosting the Young Ambassadors programme. This programme has three levels of Bronze (Primary) Silver (Year 9) and Gold (Key stage 4 and 5)
The Leadership academy is also led through the School Sports Partnership hosted at TRS, providing opportunities for elite sport students in the locality in Years 9-11 to extend and develop their own individual physical abilities, leadership qualities and aspirational goals.
School Sport Partnership (SSP), School Games & The Regis School
The Regis School sport has the additional benefit of hosting the local School Sport Partnership. We employ the area School Games Organiser, Sean O’Connor who leads upon the work the SSP host. This has a real tangible impact upon the opportunities that our students at TRS and pupils in the locality Primary and Secondary schools are offered, specifically relating to Sports Leadership, sport competitions and the layers of the School Games which culminate in an annual National competition. The Regis School support local schools in across the West Sussex West area, from Felpham and as far across as Westbourne. The WSW SSP provide local Primary and Secondary Schools competitions in a wide variety of sports, provide primary continued professional development and much more.
The government provides funding to primary schools and academies that is specifically targeted at improving the provision of physical education and school sport. The Regis School is committed to supporting this process through the School Sports Partnership (SSP) hosted within the school. Sean O’Connor the School Sport Partnership Manager (SGO) supports all primary schools with their “sports premium funding” to ensure it is sustainable and maximising positive impact on staff and pupils. The model that the SSP provides incorporates areas that are highlighted by both the government and Ofsted as ‘Good practice to maximise effective use of the Sports Premium funding’.
The School Games is a national programme that aims to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to engage in more sport using competition as a drive. The School Games gives primary and secondary schools the tools and opportunities to compete at school and regional levels, with the most talented competing at a national level. The competition is open to all and encourages young people to participate in competitive sport across all levels of ability and experience. One tool is the School Games Mark that reviews the full PE and school sport provision. The Mark rewards schools on their commitment to, and the development of, PE and School Sport. The School Games Mark is a great tool to analyse areas of improvement, through its Gold, Silver Bronze award scheme. The annual award must be re-applied for each academic year. More schools, in particular primary schools, are achieving the Mark year on year with the support of the SGO & SSP.
The Regis school set the example for the area by maintaining the top level of Gold annually. The Regis School now even achieve Platinum, which involves maintaining gold status for 5 consecutive years.
Please see the links below for more details.
TRS Sports Days
The TRS PE Faculty constantly investigate new initiatives to encourage students to become lifelong participants in sport. To help to fulfil this aim an annual Summer Sports Day, Swimming Gala, Winter Sports Day and Paralympic Sports Day are hosted using our outstanding sports facilities. To continue to develop upon our involvement at the Paralympics in 2012 and to support the Olympic Legacy programme our talented Sports Leaders are instrumental in planning and leading upon all of these events. The strong sports leadership programme across the age groups is instrumental in providing a talented, confident work force to help to ensure that these events are a success.