Target Groups: Core Values in Action

Use the Rugby World Cup 2015 and Rugby's core values to challenge and inspire pupils who have behavioural issues.

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Target Groups: Core Values in Action

Delivery idea

Use the Rugby World Cup 2015 and Rugby's core values to challenge and inspire pupils who have behavioural issues. This can be done by replacing the school report system with a simple 'TREDS' report, on which pupils are rated on a sliding scale for showing Rugby's core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. This will be completed by each of their teachers every day for a week.

How to do it

An email to all staff explains the TREDS report system and provides examples of how teachers can encourage pupils to engage with it in class. Teachers then plan opportunities in their lessons for pupils to demonstrate the values. Presenting these as additional tasks/responsibilities can help to improve behaviour.

At the beginning of the week, pupils are inspired by the Rugby's core values video 'This is Rugby'. They then attend a specially-designed lesson where they are placed on the TREDS report. They are asked to reflect on the core values and to suggest ways in which they could score well against the values in each of their lessons. The pupils then set their own targets on how to score well. These targets are shared with the relevant subject teacher.

A rewards system might include: house points, Rugby World Cup 2015 merchandise or tickets for/trips to Rugby games.

When/ where to use it

Start the new reporting system a year before Rugby World Cup 2015 if you plan to buy tickets and take pupils to games as rewards. Otherwise, it could be implemented at any time. During the Tournament, examples of the values in action could be shared with pupils, drawing on the previous week's matches.

Top tips

  • Use the values/ rewards system with other groups of pupils, for example, those with low self-esteem, not just with pupils who have poor behaviour.
  • Pupils can opt to be part of the TREDS report system, to actively demonstrate the values in action.
  • Teachers could draw on the school's Rugby players, showing their values in action and emphasising why Rugby is special.

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