Playing for Success (PfS) centres are based at sporting stadia around the country. They offer a vibrant and unique learning environment for students, using the sporting stars and facilities around them to engage underachieving Key Stage Two and Three children who are falling behind their peers in literacy, numeracy and ICT.
The out of school hours programme typically runs over a 10 week period with each pupil receiving around 20 hours of extra study support for children who sign up voluntarily to the programme.
The innovative methods used by the teachers at the PfS centres also aims to help to build the confidence and self-esteem of children and help them tackle everyday challenges life throws at them in a positive way.
The success of the model has seen expansion of the programme to centres in The Netherlands, Belgium and Japan.