The Footsteps Academy has been operating for 7 years. The
split-site academy has established a new specialist venue each year.
After initially offering places at the Footsteps Football Academy in
2010, we expanded our vocational study facilities in September 2011
by taking premises in Tottenham High Road, followed in September
2012 by establishing facilities within the New River Sports Centre
on White Hart Lane.
Establishment of the New River academy has proved extremely successful. Footsteps has now discontinued activities at the original Football Academy nad consolidated and improved facilities at the New River site to offer students a wider range of opportunitoes and accommodation.
Each centre delivers a broad range of GCSE, BTEC and Functional Skills qualifications. These are combined with sporting and vocational activities, many of which lead to further qualifications. All facilities across both centres are available to all students.
The above aspects of the Footsteps delivery are blended with the Footsteps ethos to create an environment that is not only enjoyable but also conducive to excellent performance and positive outcomes.
Footsteps students include young people who wish to achieve high levels of academic accreditationh, are interested in sports and vocational activities, failing to achieve their best in mainstream schools, and students that have been excluded or are perhaps in a process that may lead to exclusion. For some students an alternative path to education is found to be beneficial due to personal circumstances.
Students with a poor track record in attendance, or those coping with emotional or behavioural difficulties, including diagnosed or suspected special needs, also perform well at Footsteps.
•To combine an academic curriculum combined with vocational training and sports coaching. Extra support will be given to allow each student the opportunity to excel in the field they choose.
•To work in a flexible, supportive and dynamic environment with a wide range of choices for clients that enables them to learn skills, achieve success, and access further education, training or employment.
•To give students the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be able to make positive decisions about their future.
•To provide a permanent, reliable and confidential system that will be in place for on-going support and advice in the future.