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Heading for Success Kicks Off

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The ‘Heading for Success’ project, launched at the FA headquarters in London, will use the power of football to attract adults into learning

‘Ten Premier League and Football League clubs have teamed up with the Government to sign on fans wanting to improve their literacy, language or numeracy skills.

Supporters of Premier League clubs Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton, Newcastle United, Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic, and Football League sides Norwich City, Leicester City, Brighton & Hove Albion and Bristol City will be able to hone their learning skills either at their club or local college.

The ‘Heading for Success’ project, launched at the FA headquarters in London, will use the power of football to attract adults into learning, for example, learning maths by understanding transfer fees or the battle to avoid relegation, or improving reading and writing by producing match reports or analysing commentary.

The launch was kicked off by Skills Minister Phil Hope; Minister for Sport Richard Caborn and FA Head of Football Development, Sir Trevor Brooking.

The Heading for Success project was created with the aim of replicating the success that the Playing for Success programme has had with school children, by using the power of football to attract adults into Skills for Life learning. Learning will take place in a football club branded environment and will be delivered in a football context. KPMG, who have a network of education advisers, are brokering sustainable relationships between football clubs, learning providers and colleges, and local Learning and Skills Councils (LSCs.)

10 clubs have so far signed up to Heading for Success to act as ‘pathfinders’ – 6 clubs from the Premier League and 4 from the football league. The pathfinder clubs are Liverpool, Manchester United, Everton, Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Bristol City, Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion. It is hoped that all Premier League clubs will get involved in the future, as well as further clubs from the Football League.’

To find out how you and your learners can get involved, go to the Readwriteplus website.


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