Playing for Success is a national initiative, established by the DfES in partnership with the FA Premier League, the Nationwide League and their clubs, and Local Education Authorities (LEA).
It aims to contribute to raising educational standards, especially in urban areas, by setting up Study Support Centres in professional football clubs and other sports venues. Centres are managed by experienced teachers. They use the medium and environment of sport to support work in literacy, numeracy and ICT. With a focus on addressing the needs of underachieving young people, mainly in Years 6 to 9 [10-14 years old], the initiative places a strong emphasis on improving pupils’ attitudes and motivation to learn.
Editor's comments - [ This evaluation was carried out for the DfES by a team of researchers based at the National Foundation for Educational Research. All 58 Centres returned information about their aims and operation. The team gathered pupil outcome data from 12 Centres (a mixture of new and more established Centres) during the Spring term, 2002. ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>
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Reference : Sharp C., Blackmore J., Kendall K., Greene K., Keys W., Macauley A., Schagen I., Yeshanew T. (2003). Playing for success an evaluation of the fourth year. London: National Foundation for Educational Research
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