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Project information

Football for Education: FBB Holiday Programme

FBB transforms the attitudes and aspirations of the disadvantaged students we work with. The holiday project will provide the opportunity to increase our involvement with the students and achieve consolidation of term-time impact and reinforcement of positive behavioural attitudes and performance.

July 2017 - August 2017

Charity information: Football Beyond Borders

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  • Need


    During the term-time we work with disadvantaged children with behavioural issues at risk of exclusion. During the holidays these children may experience ‘holiday hunger’ without access to free school meals and become disillusioned due to limited holiday opportunity and stimulation, called ‘summer learning loss.’ This holiday period of inactivity may lead to deterioration in the progress achieved by FBB during the term-time. We want to use the programme to prevent this from happening.


    The FBB designed holiday project will be available to enthusiastic children already engaged with FBB during the term-time. The children will participate in a project aimed at identifying whether there is adequate investment in football in their community. This will involve participation in focus groups, self-guided research and practical activities, culminating in the compilation of a final product for presentation. The classroom learning will be supplemented by football sessions.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improve attitude to learning and literacy skills.


    » Delivery of FBB's football-themed curriculum including daily reading and writing exercises.
    » Provision of personalised feedback focused on development of literacy.
    » Delivery of public showcase for parents and FBB supporters.
    » Allocation of additional football books for student reading outside of the sessions.

    What success will look like

    Attitude to learning through a self-assessed likert survey at start and end of project. Literacy skills by a reading age test at the beginning and end of the project.

    Aim 2

    To enable disadvantaged children with behavioural issues to continue to work with FBB staff.


    » Attendance at free Monday to Friday sessions from 9 a.m until 3 p.m.
    » Joining in the consumption of healthy snacks and meals.
    » Participation in fun learning classroom-based sessions and football sessions.
    » Joining in team activity that promotes friendship building.

    What success will look like

    Success will be judged by the level of attendance, observation of the children's interaction and behaviour, and by the quality of the project work produced.

    Aim 3

    To provide children with a stimulating curriculum that enhances the FBB term-time learning.


    » To work on a project about whether there is sufficient investment in football in the local community.
    » To participate in teacher/student focus groups, self-guided research and practical activities.
    » To apply learning by producing a video/leaflet and present to a local council officer.
    » To learn how to evaluate own learning.

    What success will look like

    Success will be judged by considering the progress in 3 areas: Attitude to learning, learning objectives and collaboration. The ability to present the final project.

    Aim 4

    To encourage children to participate in increased physical activity.


    » To participate in FBB's character-based coaching sessions.
    » To join in football challenges to develop teamwork.
    » To join in football exercises to develop stamina and basic skills.
    » To join in a 5-aside football tournament.

    What success will look like

    Success will be judged by assessing the level of basic skills at the beginning and end of the project by reference to the FBB basic skills chart.

  • Impact


    The long term aim is to prevent students from low income backgrounds from falling behind their better off peers during the holidays. We will gauge the success by liaison with the class teachers to check whether the participating cohort are able to maintain an enthusiasm for learning and continue to access the school curriculum upon their return to school. We would also wish to see no deterioration in general behaviour and attitude from the participating cohort.


    There is a risk that some of the identified children may not attend. We have dealt with this by requiring pupils to apply to be accepted on our programme and liaising with the parents of the selected children to ensure that the parents are supportive.
    There is a risk that some of our delivery staff may be unavailable for some unanticipated reason. We have addressed this by identifying back-up workers.


    Donors to this project will receive an email report detailing the activities undertaken and outcomes of the project. This will include data on attendance and activities completed as recorded by Upshot, case studies and progress against our targets.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,200 Head of Delivery salary Provision of the 10 day curriculum.
      £1,800 Educational assistant salary x Supporting the delivery of the curriculum
      £100 Volunteer x 2 Reimbursement of volunteers basic expenses
      £510 Classroom and pitch rental Venue for provision of the programme
      £450 Breakfast Provision of healthy breakfast
      £750 Lunch Provision of healthy lunch
      £480 Head of Education Material preparation, school liaison
      £710 Equipment Essential equipment such as football kit, chromebook x 2, printing of work books.
  • Background


    The project will be based in south east London in an area of social deprivation. Our participants will be from low income, often single parent, families and they attend poor performing schools. They are faced with a range of daily challenges which include alcohol and substance abuse at home, exposure to violence, involvement in gang activity and general lack of hope and low self esteem. 45% of participants are eligible for free school meals, 75% are from BAME backgrounds and 15% are in care.


    The selected students who are from low income backgrounds with challenging behaviour and poor school performance. These students are at risk of the attainment gap between them and wealthier students widening during the summer holidays. Our project aims to address that and ensure that the students remain able to access Key Stage 3 Curriculum upon their return to school.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been running our FBB schools programme since 2013. We have refined our teaching style to reflect learning from our ongoing assessment of effectiveness . We now rely on child-friendly project based learning techniques and have designed a holiday specific programme. The selected children will have been working with us during term-time and will want to attend. We have experienced, inspirational staff to run the project.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Tom Bateman

    Tom has 5 years experience of teaching and is Head of Year 9. He leads on the design of the FBB schools programmes.

    Joe Watfa

    Joe has 3 years experience of progamme implementation. He is gifted at inspiring student participation. He will also assist with parent liaison.

    Jack Badu

    Jack has 8 years experience of coaching at all levels. He will take the lead for the football sessions.

    Jack Reynolds

    Jack is a co-founder of FBB and the Head of Operations. He will be responsible for budget management, evaluation and monitoring.