Our work with schools

Tackling the attainment challenge

Street League helps young people make the move from school to sustained employment through sport.

Street League has worked in schools for more than 10 years, supporting the transition from school to to the world of work. We work with schools to ensure each pupil has the same opportunity to succeed - regardless of personal circumstances. We aim to increase their attainment and help them move directly to further education, training, apprenticeships or work.

Poorer students aren’t as likely to achieve the same level of academic success. 48% of Scottish pupils from the most affluent areas left school with 5 Highers, whilst in the most deprived areas, 43% of pupils left with one. 33% of English pupils receiving free school meals obtained 5 or more good GCSEs, compared with 61% of other children.

Young people who fail to get five good GCSEs have a greater than 25% chance of being unemployed within two years of leaving school. Being unemployed when you're young can have a negative impact on your career and earnings throughout your life.

How we can help

Our work in schools involves the delivery of bespoke services in order to support pupil engagement as well as increasing employability skills and physical activity. Street League offers to work within the school setting, delivering high quality sessions to Year 10 and 11 pupils.

Increase pupil awareness of post-16 progression pathways

Increase pupils’ essential skills for the workplace

Increase pupil engagement in school activity and sport

Improve pupils' wellbeing and fitness

Reduce the risk of young people becoming NEET

What we offer

Our work in schools involves the delivery of bespoke services in order to support pupil engagement as well as increasing employability skills and physical activity. Street League offers to work within the school setting, delivering high quality sessions to Year 10 and 11 pupils. We work with mixed or single gender cohorts, tailoring the programme and activities accordingly.

Unique mix of employability skills and sport

Term-long or full-year delivery

Accredited qualifications (optional)

One hour classroom-based employability session and one hour sport session

Interactive sessions, relevant content and engaging resources

Tailored to meet the needs of identified pupils

Access to work placements and sessions with employers (optional)

Goal: Empowering girls through sport and play

Street League in partnership with Woman Win and Futuremakers by Standard Chartered delivers the Goal education programme. Goal uses sport, play and life-skills education to tackle inequality and promote economic inclusion among girls aged 12-18 who live in underserved communities.

Hear what school leaders have to say

"Students have really benefitted from the post 16 preparation workshops, raising awareness of the application and interview process and developing interview skills through role play. Students have praised Street League’s team and how much they have enjoyed the delivery and it is fantastic to see the team develop rapport with some of our most challenging students. The combination of workshops and football coaching works really well and is incentive for our students to remain engaged."

M. Ziarat, Leader of Progress Y11
Fir Vale School, Sheffield

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