At this year’s Teacher Development Days player safety and welfare will be a major theme, with each day containing a refereeing CPD section with presentations and practical demonstrations from the RFU referee department.

We will have practical sessions delivered by the England U18 Elite Pathway team and our regional academies, and presentations on Rugby Safe during the day.

Due to popular demand there will be a limit on numbers, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The course is FREE and is open to teachers who are from ERFSU member schools.

To book please click on the link listed below!

Booking Link
5th JuneStockport Grammar School – Buxton Rd, Stockport, SK2 7AFNow closed
6th JuneHymers College – Hymers Ave, Hull, HU3 1LWNow closed
7th JuneNewcastle Falcons – Kingston Park Stadium, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 8AFNow closed
11th JuneLord Wandsworth College – Long Sutton, Hook, RG29 1TBNow closed
12th JuneBedford Modern School – Manton Ln, Bedford, MK41 7NTNow closed
13th JuneCanford School – Canford Magna, Wimborne, BH21 3ADNow closed
14th JuneSouth Gloucestershire and Stroud College – Bristol, BS34 8LPNow closed
18th JuneHurstpierpoint College – College Ln, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, BN6 9JSNow closed
19th JuneDenstone College – Denstone, Uttoxeter, ST14 5HNNow closed
19th JunePenrith RUFC – Carleton Hall Gardens, Penrith, CA10 2ALNow closed
21st JuneSutton Valance School – North Street, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, ME17 3HLNow closed
25th JuneTrinity School – Croydon, CR9 7ATNow closed
26th JuneKing Edward’s School – Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UANow closed
27th JunePlymouth College – Plymouth Devon, PL4 6RNNow closed
28th JuneSt Joseph’s College – Belstead Rd, Ipswich, IP2 9DRNow closed


If you have trouble booking on to one of the days, please click here.

Please contact [email protected] for any questions.

Please note: A fee of £50 will be charged to the school or individual for none attendance if we are not notified within 5 days of the event.

Outline of the Day:

The day is an accredited RFU CPD session and will involve practical elements, so please bring some kit and suitable footwear for the weather. The days will start at 08:30 and will be finished for 15:30. Due to the number of days we are delivering this year, there will be some variation to content and delivery team. However, we will aim to confirm this 2 weeks in advance when the final joining instructions are distributed.

Morning Session – 15-a-side Accredited CPD Module (Practical)

This 2 1/2 hours module will a cover the Ruck, Maul and Tackle, and be supported by members of the RFU department. The session will give insight into the various technical areas of the 15-a-side game ensuring safety aspects are addressed and discussed. There will be a Q&A session after the practical, with a presentation on the latest developments within Rugby Safe and the Bath University player safety study before lunch.

Afternoon Session (Practical)

The will be a practical session delivered by both academy and England U18 coaches. The sessions will continue to integration of the principles of play and the higher order skills required by players within the modern game in the practical sessions. There will be mixture of technical, tactical and coaching skills discussed and demonstrated during the session.

Running Order – subject to change:

08:00 – Delivery team arrive set up (inc AV)

08:30 – Candidates will start to arrive & register (tea and coffee available)

09:00 – RugbySafe Presentation (to be delivered by RFU/ERFSU Lead)

09:30 – 15-a-side Module (CRC & Teacher Developer delivery)

12:30 – Lunch

13:15 – U18 Performance team and Academy session

15:00 – Wrap up

15:30 – Finish

The days are designed to be flexible informal and allow plenty of time to discuss the content and philosophy.