Staff Development

Online Teaching Resources
The Rugby Football Union has developed an innovative FREE resource designed to bring Rugby Union to life in schools throughout the country.

Designed by a group of teachers, the site is packed with resources and offers ideas and materials to incorporate rugby into a range of subjects.

To access the site click here.

Staff Training
The RFU has developed a range of courses to support those delivering rugby in schools at all levels to teach safe, high quality, appropriate rugby union.

‘Rugby Union in Secondary Schools’ (RUISS) is for teachers and coaches working with 11 – 18 year old students who wish to develop an understanding of how to deliver safe and effective rugby union within and beyond the curriculum.

Download this guide for ideas to use in your KS3 & 4 rugby PE lessons.

England Rugby offers a range of coaching and refereeing courses designed for more experienced teachers and coaches working in schools. These include qualification courses such as ‘Level 2 – Coaching the 15 a Side Game,’ the ‘Entry Level Referees Course’ and 3 hour CPD workshops such as Scrum Factory and Rugby Ready. Click here for more information.

Thinking of taking up the whistle? By becoming a qualified referee you provide an invaluable service to players as well as your school, for more information on the variety of courses available click here.

To find courses running in your area, or contact your local RFU Rugby Development Officer to discuss running courses at your school.