Focus30 project in partnership with Brentford Football Club Community Sport Trust (BFCCST)

Now in its second full year, HEP secured a further £40,000 funding from The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) for a weekly intervention programme to support secondary students facing barriers to learning and struggling to manage their own behaviour, impacting on their achievements in school. BFCCST coaches work with small groups of targeted students (Year 7-9) for half a day each week for 8 weeks.

Focus30 has two elements which sees students take part in a classroom lesson working through key identified topics, followed by a practical sports session. BFCCST coaches deliver the full programme in school.

Project target outcomes:
  • Remove barriers to learning
  • Develop skills and strategies to manage own behaviour for improved learning
  • Reinforce positive attitude to learning
  • Raise aspirations and a sense of achievement
  • 72% of students said that they were better at taking responsibility for their own behaviour
  • 70% felt having completed the programme that they could now manage their own feelings and emotions
  • 70% stated that they were better at taking responsibility to owning up to their own actions which often get them in trouble
Feedback from participating schools:

“Prior to the programme starting we sat down with the BFCCST staff, we discussed the criteria of the programme and then went back to look over our behaviour reports from the start of the year. We wanted to select students who were currently struggling with barriers to learning due to a range of different factors including neighbourhood deprivation as we felt they would gain so much from this programme. As a school we measured the impact through student feedback and observation of students’ overall behaviour during lesson time and unstructured time.”

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What our members say

Ofsted Inspection Training – "Four days well spent! Supporting the development of our school under the guidance of a skilled trainer with a wealth of experience across the primary range was invaluable."

Primary Subject Networks – "The content in the sessions covers all aspects of high quality practice in Maths and it makes me reflective on my practice in class and how I lead and help develop other teachers."

Primary Subject Networks – "Meeting other subject leaders and sharing, makes me feel better about what we are delivering and that we are on the right track."

Develop your A level Teaching – "It was really nice to be able to talk to other A level German teachers as there aren’t very many and we could share our experiences."

Contingent Talk with Books – "Such a worthwhile project for Early Years, which you can see working right in front of your eyes. Well-planned and organised project, fantastic expert who inspires us all."

Get Hounslow Reading – "The biggest impact has been on our teachers’ enthusiasm for reading/books and their knowledge of high quality texts, finding innovative ways to engage readers through displays, book talk and story time."

Secondary Subject Networks – "There are so many useful takeaways from the meeting to help improve teaching and learning and they are things which can easily be put into place after the meeting."

Get Hounslow Reading – “There can be no doubt of the enthusiasm of Hounslow teachers and impact of their hard work on growing a Reading for Pleasure practice in their schools over this academic year. Many teachers said that the time to talk and share practice was what they valued most highly.” Charlotte Raby – Programme Facilitator

Secondary Subject Networks – “I really enjoy the content and the supportive group of fellow geography leaders discussing ideas in a non-judgmental, relatively informal way. The group certainly helps each other and fundamentally discusses relevant topics which are benefiting me.”

Get Hounslow Reading – "Very informative and helpful. A lovely chance to reflect. Excellent, enthusiastic delivery which would inspire anyone! You are very knowledgeable and sessions are well-organised. Thank you!”

Challenging Behaviour Training – “Great training, thank you for all your expertise and advice. I learnt lots of things about different ways that can affect pupils’ behaviour and how to deal with different situations."

Deep Dive Subject Leader Training – “Thank you for the very detailed and thorough subject leader checklist. It is an extremely useful and much necessary exercise. It's been an eye opener. Thank you”

Develop your A Level Teaching – “A much appreciated forum to apply pedagogy to a subject specific domain, with such rich professional talk after the keynotes in the Economics breakout session.”

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