Teacher and Coach Development Day

Partner: England Schools Rugby Union
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Academic

The Teacher and Coach Development Day was hosted by Pocklington School on behalf of England Schools Rugby Union. Sports teachers and coaches from independent and state schools in Yorkshire were invited to attend the event, which was advertised as an inset day for sports personnel.  State schools which attended were:

Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College

Wales High School

Selby High School


Aims of the project

The aim of the inset day was to provide career development/learning opportunities for sports coaches and teachers.

Background and goals

The event was organised in association with England Schools Rugby Union who were looking for schools willing to volunteer to host the event.  Approximately 20 similar events have been organised throughout the country.


The event was run from one meeting room, with IT support and stationary.  Sports pitches and rugby equipment were also used.  Delegates at the event recieved lunch and tea/coffee.  


England Schools Rugby Union will collect data from surveys sent to delegates who attended.

Pupil involvement

Six state school teachers attended the event.

Frequency and duration

It is envisaged that this event will be repeated annually.