Double Club is an innovative programme that raises attainment in the classroom and increases participation in sports and fitness. It generates excitement for learning by focussing on football using enthusiasm for the sport to motivate pupils in the classroom. It is a unique way of improving fundamental skills in literacy and numeracy.
The programme has 2 aims, hence the name ‘Double Club’:
1.To improve attainment and confidence in literacy and numeracy
2.To encourage participation in team sports, particularly football
The NCFC Double Club Tutor visits a school for one day a week over a term and teaches students one hour of literacy and one hour of numeracy, all themed around football, focussing on NCFC. For example, in literacy, students learn how to write a football match report, complete with a headline, introduction, descriptions, direct quotes and their own opinion. In numeracy, students use football statistics to learn rounding, fractions and percentages.
Hard-working and well-behaved students will then be rewarded with an hour of football coaching planned and delivered by a Level 1-qualified football coach. Effort, achievement and teamwork are also rewarded with ‘goals’ or reward points.
During the term, schools have the opportunity to bring their Double Clubbers for a learning day at Carrow Road. Activities include presenting a bid for Norwich to become a 2018 World Cup city or planning a pop concert at the stadium.
Throughout the 12 weeks, students are assessed according to Assessing Pupil Progress levels before being formally assessed at the end of the programme. These levels, along with comments on attitude, behaviour and learning, are reported back to schools. Students also evaluate their learning before and after the course.
At the end of the programme, successful students, their teachers and parents are also invited to a presentation evening at Carrow Road, where they will be awarded with certificates and medals by NCFC players. The student that tops their school’s Double Club ‘goal’ table at the end of the ‘season’ or term is also awarded a trophy. Parents and teachers are also asked to evaluate their child’s or student’s learning, attitude and confidence.
Attainment levels and teacher, student and parent evaluations are then all collated into a report, which can be found below.
Who is it aimed at?
At the moment, Double Club is aimed at Key Stage 2/3 students who need support in literacy and numeracy and are enthusiastic about sport, especially football.
It can also be used as a transitional programme for Y5 and Y6 students who attend their nearest high school for the sessions.
For more information, including costs, please contact Jenni Dixon, NCFC Double Club Tutor on 01603 218757.