Friday 15th November saw TGS PE department attend the Suffolk Sports Awards 2019, held at Kesgrave Hall. TGS were nominated by Andy Samways for the Secondary school of the year, for their work creating an inspiring curriculum which 'changes the child' as well as leading national innovation with Sport England in their Specialist Teacher Training Programme, being one of 40 schools across the country selected to develop approaches to curriculum and staff development. Their project sees inclusive practice being embedded and intentionally developed alongside competitive and elite performance strands. The extensive extra curricular programme, including a variety of trips to see elite sport competitions, including a very successful leadership programme. The outcomes for their KS4 & 5 students. 

TGS were shortlisted from all the nominations and after a very quick voting process through many forms, TGS were in the final 3, along with IES Breckland and Pakefield School. TGS were awarded the accolade of the Secondary School of the year 2019, sponsored by Suffolk PE and Sport Network. A fantastic award for such a hard working department, offering so many opportunities for the young people of Thomas Gainsborough School. Mr Myhill. Head of Physical Education said ' it's fantastic, this can and will be a building block to make the students of TGS even better' 'we shall continue to develop the curriculum and links with the community and local feeder school to allow even more opportunities for ut students.I am really proud of my team, but it is more than this, it is a school ethos and the support we have from everyone is fantastic, TGS certainly does put PE and school sport at the heart of the school'.