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EDUCATION PROGRAMME HELPING VULNERABLE STUDENTS THROUGH CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

An update from the club's Football & Education programme

21 March 2020

Alongside the club and the Northampton Town Community Trust, the Northampton Town Education programme is also working hard to support the community through the coronavirus outbreak.

The Education Centre at Sixfields offers alternative education provisions to a number of extremely vulnerable young people and will continue to do so every day over the coming weeks and months. 

In addition, every single one of our vulnerable children have been issued with a laptop (where necessary), a comprehensive learning pack, Google Hangout login details and a schedule of their sessions for each week.

Each young person that we work with, in our inclusion programmes, is going to be able to access around two hours of learning support on each day that they would normally attend the centre, with a minimum of two members of staff in each session to ensure that we are using Safeguarding ‘best practice’ wherever possible.

The club's Head of Education Jean Limpitlaw said: "My team have been absolutely phenomenal and have worked incredibly hard to put everything in place and ensure that we are ready to deliver ongoing education to all of our children until May half-term in the first instance.

"Each session will include a learning support session/academic element, a physical/challenge session and a mental health and wellbeing element to support the young person during this very uncertain time.

"The team at St Crispins have also been first class and will also continue to deliver a full academic programme to all of our Football & Education programme students from next week onwards, for the foreseeable future. Our FEP students will be accessing a numbers of hours of lessons daily using Zoom and there is absolutely no question of them being unable to complete their course requirements this year.

"My team has been awesome and I am incredibly proud of all of them, every single person has stepped up and gone above and beyond what should reasonably be expected in such uncertain times."

 


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