Football clubs and football stadiums can be a fantastic and attractive way to engage people of all ages in learning activities, whether through promoting coach education courses, or using football as the medium to promote numeracy and literacy skills. Our education objective is to ‘Provide inspirational learning and personal development opportunities to raise aspirations, attainment and achievement’.
To us, education is a broad term. With all programmes and activities that we deliver, we consider how we help people to fulfil their potential. This may be through achieving formal education qualifications, or taking mentoring and leadership roles amongst their peers.
We have a range of programmes and schemes of work that promote educational attainment in primary, secondary and further education establishments – but we also look to promote attainment amongst those who access our community-based activities.
We work with partner organisations who are specialists in their areas of work, to provide information and guidance, advocacy and support relevant to a particular target group we may be working with. We also actively seek to identify ‘exit routes’ into further education, training or development opportunities for people who take part in our schemes.
Currently our education offer consists of:
- PPA (Planning, preparation and assessment) curriculum cover
- PE lessons
- Lunchtime clubs
- After school clubs
- Numeracy and literacy skills
- Schools respect workshop
- Fit 4 Life healthy schools project
- Secondary schools ‘Leadership Academy’
- Alternative education mentoring scheme
- Sports coaching and leadership qualifications
- Employability skills (for young people and adults)
- BTEC Sports Academy (in partnership with Henley College)
As with all of our work, we are always keen to hear from schools or partners who are interested in working with us.
We have a number of schemes of work that are ‘off the shelf’, but we can also design and deliver bespoke programmes to suit the needs of your organisation and target group.