The FBB Schools programme is built around our football themed, literacy curriculum which puts a young person’s passion for football at the heart of their education. In the 2016/2017 school year, we are delivering 18 FBB Schools programmes to 320 students at schools across London and Wales
The program works with students in years 6 –10 who are underachieving at school but are passionate about football. It uses football as an educational tool to engage and inspire students, and supports them to improve their attendance, behaviour for learning and literacy skills.
The FBB Schools programme consists of three central elements:
1. Weekly project based, football themed learning through the FBB Curriculum focused on the development of key learning skills
2. Weekly football coaching sessions delivered by Level 2 FA Coaches focused on the emotional, social and psychological development of participants
3. Termly remarkable reward visits and an annual football tour for students who meet their targets for behaviour, attendance and academic performance
What is the impact?
Our outcomes are measured around 3 main areas: attendance, behaviour for learning and attitude to learning.
We measure the participants against this criteria at the beginning of the project and every 6 months thereafter using self-assessment questionnaires and data provided by the school.
The 40 participants who completed the first year of the FBB Schools programme in 2014/15 achieved the following results:
School attendance for participants has increased from 91.2% to 96.2%
Total number of incidences of bad behaviour by participants dropped 27%
Christian Kingsley, Headteacher, Chestnut Grove Academy
“Football Beyond Borders has had a tremendous impact on the academic achievement of our students who are truly motivated by the power of football. We have been blessed with some inspirational coaches who have supported, challenged and nurtured our students in equal measure. Students have focused on their studies and have been encouraged to develop their social skills at the same time.”
Mary Curnock Cook, Chief Executive, UCAS
“Football Beyond Borders is a novel and exciting way to engage youngsters in their learning as well as raising their confidence and skills.”
Michael Del Rio, Headteacher, Archbishop LanFranc Academy:
“FBB have made a tremendous difference in the lives of a number of our most vulnerable students by focusing on the importance of being in school every day and working hard to achieve targets and realise goals. A number of students at threat of becoming persistent absentees have turned around completely and are now keen to be here every day and engage with their learning. The motivational programme which FBB provides focuses not simply on developing sporting skills, but on the wider key-skills needed to be successful in all areas of life. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Tom Treadwell, Teacher, Quest Academy, Croydon:
“FBB has had a significant impact on my year 7 students. The pupils we chose for the project were hard to engage. I have seen a marked improvement in their attittude to learning. This is evident in everything from their improved attendance to the reduced number of behaviourial issues I have to deal with. Perhaps most importantly, the project has helped the students to be more aspirational and has given them something which they take a huge amount of pride in.”
To find out more about our FBB Schools programme, please download our brochure here: FBB Schools Brochure 2016/2017
Project lead: Jasper Kain (Head of Delivery) – firstname.lastname@example.org