School Programmes

School Programme

We love what we do! with over 6 years of extensive experience working with young women and girls throughout the UKโ€™s education system, we pride ourselves in delivering a fully inclusive female football development programme. Specialising in working with young women and girls who are disaffected in school, whether that is due to poor behaviour, low attainment, punctuality and attendance, Goals 4 Girls exists to transform these behaviours and attitudes to learning, by raising the aspirations, self-esteem, cultural capital, mental health and well-being, through our carefully devised programme which provides young women and girls with an ultimate learning experience.

The Goals 4 Girls development programme is a long term (minimum one academic year) of interventions delivered in partnership with secondary schools across London. The programme is delivered to young women and girls aged 11-16, for up to 40 female students combining weekly 2-hour sessions on and off the football pitch.

Goals 4 Girls is valued at a 90% success rate throughout our mentoring, educational and football development programmes. With a high percentage of our participants progressing into higher education, careerโ€™s and football academies, setting and achieving their goals in a welcoming, safe environment.

Academic year breakdown

1
8 Week Pilot Programme

We offer an 8-week pilot programme which is flexible through the academic year, to give your school a taster of what G4G delivers and to identify a need.

2
Development pathway

Our programme is aligned with the school calendars and gives pupils a clear development pathway for progression, with clear targeted outcomes from year to year.

3
38 Hours of Football Development

38 hours of football development, projects-based learning, classroom Sessions divided into six, 4-6-week modules with 2 events a year showcasing our key themes around mental well-being, social media, goal setting, career and personal development, body image, public speaking and leadership

4
FA Qualified Coaches

38 hours football development sessions lead by our UEFA A, FA qualified coaches, focusing on the development of the social and emotional competencies of our participants.

5
Workshops

Students experience 2 x 1-2-hour workshops per academic term focusing on G4Gโ€™s key themes.

6
34 group mentoring sessions

34 group mentoring sessions for up to 10 female students, working on academic progress, promoting confidence, self-awareness, positive feeling. Breaking down limiting beliefs, anxiety, limiting beliefs, past experiences, social barriers, identity issues and poor behaviour.

7
Team building activity days

4 remarkable reward visits to WSL football fixtures, International and Premier League football matches, team building activity days for students who meet their targets for school behaviour and engagement.

8
Coach re-integration programme

The involvement of females in football also extends beyond playing. We want to increase the number of female coaches, referees and administrators. Through our coach re-integration programme, we provide a development pathway into not only our partnership clubs but for 5 female students a FA level 1 coaching badge and work experience.

9
Award Ceremonies

2 project showcases and award ceremony delivered in partnerships with our external partners.

10
Progress report

1 detailed progress report upon completion of the programme to present at SLT.