The Regis School is a Specialist Sports College and as such considers sport to be central to the school’s ethos.
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. In Year 9 the more formal Sports leader award is offered to develop upon skills already learnt. In the 6th form The Community Sports Leader and Higher Sports Leader qualifications are 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 Leading swimming and the FA Respect 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 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 the Felpham and Bognor area by providing local Primary and Secondary Schools competitions in a wide variety of sports, developing disability sports and Change for Life clubs and hosting an annual programme of Professional Development training for primary teachers to attend.
The government is providing 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) leads upon this area – West Sussex West (WSW), working with all the primary and secondary schools across the WSW Bognor Regis/Chichester area.
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’. This includes close working relationships with Youth Sports Trust, providing primary staff continued professional development (CPD), local and area competition and the promotion of the School Games. 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. The School Games also gives more competitive sports opportunities to young people with special educational needs and disabilities through Project Ability.
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To encourage excellence in extracurricular sport delivery the School Sports Partnership support primary schools through the School Games Mark framework. 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 SSP.
The local Primary Felpham and Bognor schools effectively utilise their sports premium funding in the SSP (schools stated below). This leads to high quality staff CPD, additional cluster competitions/festivals, on school site support and student development programmes.
The large variety of competitions on offer via the SSP: from school specific to area wide requires an established workforce. With the strong Student Leadership Programme established at The Regis School this has a large influence upon our primary delivery. Students are actively involved in hosting a variety of events, assisting in school sports days and facilitating transition festivals. These opportunities all enhance the PE offer that primary schools are able to deliver to their students and have a direct impact upon both the quality and quantity of PE and school sport opportunities delivered.
- Bersted Green
- Bishop Tufnell Juniors
- Bishop Tufnell Infants
- St Marys
- Nyewood Juniors
- Nyewood Infants
- South Bersted
- Bartons Primary
- Rose Green Juniors
- Rose Green Infants
- Edward Bryant
- Ormiston Six Villages Academy
- Felpham Community College
- The Academy, Selsey
- St Philip Howard
The School Games is a government initiative to develop sports competition for both primary and secondary students developing young athletes in the school system for all sports, helping to continue the legacy of London 2012. At The Regis School we provide a number of pathways to achieve success in this nationwide initiative. At the first level students participate in a wide variety of sports in lessons and in a more competitive environment through our annual Sports Days. Area and regional competitions follow, finishing at the highest level with a national competition.
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.
The Regis School - Sports Personality Evening
A highlight of The Regis School calendar is the annual Sports Personality Evening which is a celebration of the sporting achievements of its students, staff and local community.
Tickets often sell out well in advance of the evening with parents and members of the local community eager to attend the celebrated event. Each year the academy welcomes a speaker from the world of sport whose journey to the top of their game will motivate and inspire students. In recent years, the academy has welcomed a Great Britain Team hockey player, a heavy-weight boxer, a mountaineer and a Paralympian. Throughout the evening a wide range of sporting prizes are awarded including Club of the Year, Sporting Hero and Most Improved Sports Student. There are also awards for sports clubs from the local community. The most prestigious award, which all students aspire to win, is the Sports Personality of the Year Award.
Youth Sports Trust (YST) Partner School Status
Sainsbury’s School Games Gold
The Regis School is a Youth Sport Trust GOLD Partner School for its commitment to PE and school sport. This highlights and recognises schools that have set targets to develop and improve their sports provision, going above and beyond the norm. The Regis School achieved “Gold” status for the third year running and are the only school in the locality to achieve this sporting accolade.
"By achieving Partner School status you have demonstrated your commitment to maintaining and developing the highest quality outcomes for PE and sport in your school." - Annette Montague YST
As a long standing partner with Youth Sports Trust (YST) we are currently working on a number of projects to develop, challenge and inspire our pupils through the medium of sport.
PE Change Team
Sitting alongside the Sport Leadership opportunities offered at TRS the PE Change Team are some of our most talented leaders. The Regis School have worked in partnership with The Youth Sports Trust to create the PE Change Team as a Legacy of the 2012Games. The pupils are from a variety of age groups and backgrounds and are instrumental in driving curricular and extracurricular sport at the school. Projects have included organising the annual Paralympic sports day, taking assemblies and assisting in the design of the PE curriculum. The work they complete is vital in involving students in the decision making process and helping to ensure both curricular and extracurricular opportunities try to meet the needs of all students. We are very proud of the work the PE Change Team has done and really value their honest and innovative ideas that make a huge contribution to our PE Faculty as a whole.
‘I am confident that through these initiatives and the ones still to come that The Regis School is properly embracing the Olympic values and ensuring the positive impact of the 2012 Games lives on and makes a difference to children’s lives across the world for generations to come.’ - David Jones (Former Principle TRS) 2013
This project uses the medium of sport as the catalyst to develop girl’s life skills and confidence. Sessions include activity classes, body confidence, healthy eating, and the drafting of pledges that will form their actions plans in school. The issue of healthy eating has been a real focus through our links with Kate Percy and The Go Faster Food initiative.
Rugby World Cup Hub School & Rugby All Schools Programme
As a national 2015 Rugby World Cup Hub School we were fortunate enough to become involved in the build-up to this global event. As part of the programme we were able to promote and develop rugby at TRS and in our local Primary and Secondary Schools. We were also lucky enough to attend some of the matches and work alongside Canterbury to design our own bespoke rugby kit for the school! Running alongside this the Rugby All Schools programme has raised the profile of the game within our school and local community. Strong links have been established with Bognor Rugby Club who have hosted a number of tournaments and been directly involved in providing high level coaching in our PE lessons and extracurricular clubs. Through the Rugby All Schools programme we also use the RFU Core values of Teamwork/Respect/Enjoyment/Discipline/Sportsmanship (TREDS) to support the whole school initiative of UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools programme. The values this RFU initiative purports link directly into the culture of respect we foster in PE lessons and across The Regis School.
Watersport Hub School
The Regis School is a Watersport Hub school which introduce and develop water sports, such as rowing into the local community. Working with local schools gives these young people the opportunity to learn and try these unique sports. The initiative seeks to explore and maximise the potential of watersports to drive pupil attainment and achievement, to support whole school priorities. This is achieved by hosting an annual whole school ergo rowing competition, weekly kayak club and strong links with Cobnor activity centre where we host our annual Year 7 induction programme and offer the Young Helm project to identified students.
Change4Life Sports Clubs
Change4Life Sports Clubs is an exciting programme that aims to harness the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to engage less-active primary and secondary aged school children in physical activity and school sport. Opportunities at TRS include targeting specific groups and individuals to become more active through providing a table tennis club and inclusion sports club. The focus is upon engagement, team work, fun and confidence building to try to initiate the spark for pupils to choose to adopt lifelong physical activity.
Get Set for Community Champion School
As a Get Set for Community Champion School we use the vehicle of the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy and bring the Games in Rioto life! The aims are to strengthen relationships between young people and their communities and make these communities healthier, more active and more cohesive places. This is achieved by working with our pupils, local schools and the community to continue to embed the Paralympic and Olympic values through sport.
Southampton Football Club partnership school
The Saints Foundation has a primary objective to support the educational attainment of young people. The Foundation is committed to maintaining and inspiring a supportive environment to engage pupils and students through the power of football. The combination of a good education with a football development focus, is designed to improve each player’s ability, whilst achieving educational goals.
The Regis School are delighted to be working alongside the Saints Foundation as part of our Btec Level 3 Sixth form academy offer. Eight lessons over two weeks are dedicated to player progression, coaching and leadership which is delivered by highly qualified coaches from The Saints Foundation.
The course consists of a variety of elements to include many of the following:
• Coaching from The Saints Foundation
• Partnership work hosted at St Marys stadium Southampton
• Level 1 and 2 Award in Sports Leadership
• FA Level 1 coaching qualification
• Experience of coaching Football teams
• Football association referees course
• First aid qualification
Sussex County Cricket Club partner school
Through our work with Sussex county cricket club we have initiated and led a school cricket programme for West Sussex schools. This has been delivered through a number of cricket initiatives such as Indoor cricket and most recently the pilot of Floodlight cricket, hosted at TRS. Our close links with Sussex County Cricket club have resulted in regular consultation with the club, trips to the county ground to watch top level cricket and ex-student employment at the club. The partnership work undertaken has raised the profile of the game within the school and locality allowing more students access to the various formats of the game that as a partner school we are able to deliver.