Our FBB Schools programme exists to transform the behaviour and attitude to learning of students who are passionate about football but are not fulfilling their utmost potential at school.
The programme is built around our classroom-based, football-themed curriculum and builds on the strengths and potential of our participants by putting their passion for football at the centre of their learning.
The FBB Schools programme is a long term (minimum one year) of interventions delivered in partnership with primary and secondary schools across London, Essex and Greater Manchester. The programme is delivered to groups of up to 18 students, primarily Key Stage 3, and combines weekly two hour sessions divided between one hour in the classroom and one hour on the football pitch.
A full year programme consists of:
- 38 hours of football-themed, project based learning classroom sessions divided into six x six week modules with a public showcase at the end of each module
- 38 hours of constraints-led football coaching focused on the development of the social and emotional competencies of our participants
- 6 project showcases delivered in partnerships with our external partners
- 6 remarkable reward visits to meet Premier League footballers and attend International and Premier League matches for students who meet their targets for school behaviour and engagement
- 3 parents’ evenings to ensure we are embedded in the life of our partner schools
In 2018/19 academic year, we are delivering our FBB Schools programme to more than 600 students across our 45 partner schools.
Our 2017/ 18 headline results demonstrate that:
- Our FBB Schools programme has significant, concrete impact when measured against matched control groups:
- 28.4% fewer school behaviour points between FBB Schools participants and the students in the matched control group for participants in Year 1 of the FBB Schools programme
- 45.5% fewer school behaviour points between FBB Schools participants and the students in the matched control group for participants in Year 2 of the FBB Schools programme
- Our FBB Schools programme delivers significant, tangible cost savings to our partner schools:
- Our partner schools spent an average £11,150 less on the FBB group than the control group through reductions in exclusions, respite and additional behavioural and therapeutic interventions.
- Example Public Products – Nike, FA, Heathland
Our educational methodology is to facilitate the creation of exceptional public products which provide students with a tangible sense of achievement. You can see below examples of public products for some of our modules.
Football for All in partnership with the FA here
City of Nations in partnership with Nike here
Stadium Stories in partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Community Trust here
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 – 2017
Please contact: Jack Reynolds (Director) – firstname.lastname@example.org