The Footsteps Academy has been operating for 5 years. The
split-site academy has established a new specialist venue each year
and now operates across three sites. After initially offering places
at the Footsteps Football Academy in 2010, we expanded our
study facilities in September 2011 by taking premises in Tottenham
High Road, followed in September 2012 by establishing facilities
within the Haringey Sports Centre on White Hart Lane.
Each centre delivers a broad range of OCN awards and GCSE qualifications. These are combined with sporting and vocational activities, many of which lead to further qualifications. All facilities across all three 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 accreditation (6 GCSEs plus 6 GCSE equivalents via the OCN Diploma), 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.