At RGS, we view sport as a fundamental vehicle to develop lifelong skills and character in our pupils. We aim to encourage and promote the following values, that sit within the RGS vision, as part of our school's physical education, games and sporting ethos.
Excellence - What does excellence look like at RGS?
Pride in our achievements. Being driven by our own high standards. Maximising our potential through consistent expectations and an environment that nurtures and supports all aspiring athletes.
Community - What do we mean by the RGS community?
A positive and encouraging place where all students, teachers and parents feel ownership and share common goals. A place where both history and progress are embraced and harnessed and where sport is used as a tool to bring all people together, including the wider local community.
Commitment - How do we demonstrate commitment at RGS?
Through consistent and considered time and work management. Putting full effort into whatever you do. Discipline both inside and outside of sport, in order to seek improvement in individual and team performance.
Opportunity - How do we ensure that Opportunity is provided at RGS?
Engaging all through positive and memorable experiences in sport and physical activity. Fostering a growth mind set to try new things, get involved, volunteer and take advantage of all the opportunities provided.
Physical Education and Sport at RGS aims to provide effective teaching and coaching to allow students to leave the School with the ability to make informed decision about themselves, the activities which they take part in, and an understanding of how this will affect their lives and their lifestyle. Sport at RGS has four aims as part of its provision for all pupils.
- To encourage and foster a healthy attitude towards physical activity and sport, which continues beyond RGS.
- To provide all students with the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of sporting activities through P.E., Games and Extra Curricular Activities.
- To provide all students with an opportunity to represent the school in competitive team sports.
- To identify, nurture and support identified talented performers throughout their time at RGS and beyond.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME
- Physical education aims to provide enjoyable, fulfilling and balanced programmes, within the National Curriculum areas of outwitting opponents, exercising safely and effectively, accurate repetition, exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions and performing at maximal levels.
- Opportunities will be there to allow pupils to develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. The activities allow pupils to become involved as performers, observers and officials.
The table below will give you an idea of the Core P.E programmes all students follow.
Core P.E. Programme
Football (Y7 only)/Gymnastics Badminton
Dance (Y7 only)/Football
*Talent Potential Pathway (TPP)- pupils involved in senior academy/national level sport, will be allowed access to RGS fitness facilities to follow individual/tailored programmes from their respective programmes/coaches. Pupils will be selected on a case by case basis through consultation with Heads of Sport and Directors of Sport.
Swimming aims to fully equip students with the important life skills associated with swimming and water. Students will follow programmes relating to stroke technique, fitness, life-saving, water polo and synchronised swimming. Students are split dependant on the lessons activity.
The Physical Education programme provides the opportunity for all pupils to experience a variety of sports over time, developing an understanding of the benefits of exercise and learning how to apply training methods such as Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
The structured and developmental schemes provided allow for progression and challenge, whilst encouraging a sense of achievement and building character.
All pupils in Year 7-11 have timetabled PE lessons, as well as games lessons. During PE, students have the opportunity to make use of our impressive facilities, which include two sports halls, 25m swimming pool, three fitness/dance suites and numerous outdoor grass pitches and AstroTurf pitch.
This programme builds from an approach of controlled choice of core Games of the term in Year 7 through to a broad landscape of selective Sports in senior years.
Year 7, 8, 9 & 10
The basic premise throughout year 7, 8 and 9 is that a pupil will do 3 different sports across 3 terms- one each term. Pupils should choose one of the ‘Games of the Term’ for a block of 3 sessions per week (including afterschool sessions) for the duration of the term.
Year 11,12 & 13 (Snr)
In senior years, pupils are able to choose freely from the whole range of sports offered at RGS. Pupils are required to register for each games afternoon. This is compulsory. The sport offered in each of the terms does vary, however, the main team sports remain the same.
See our Sport timetable here.