Club to work in partnership with Winks’ former school
25 November 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
The Club is offering a new full-time sports programme in partnership with The Cavendish School, whose alumni include Harry Winks.
The Sixth Form programme includes 10 hours of football training a week from our Global Coaching team and a match schedule, while students will also be provided with an opportunity to achieve their FA Level 1 coaching award.
Accessible to students who have achieved four A – C grades in GCSEs or gained a Merit for their Level 2 BTEC in Sport, the programme enables them to develop a wider understanding across a variety of sporting fields. Completing the course will allow pupils to enrol on a number of sports degrees such as Sports Management, Sports Coaching, Sports Science and Physical Education.
Grant Cornwell MBE, our Head of Global Coaching, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with The Cavendish School on this exciting new programme that will see education and football teaming up to inspire and support students to develop to their full potential.
“Students will not only get access to a high quality football training and match programme, but using football as the hook will also see them gain qualifications in the classroom that can ultimately help them to further their careers and lead to Higher Education or employment opportunities.”
David Fisher, Director of Key Stage 5 at The Cavendish School, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for students wishing to join our Sixth Form and we are extremely proud to be linked with such a prestigious global organisation.
“This opportunity highlights the continued efforts of our staff and students to raise results significantly above the national average, which is highlighted by the Ofsted ‘Good’ grade for our Sixth Form provision. Working with Tottenham Hotspur will give our students a huge incentive to be ambitious and achieve their goals in a wide variety of potential careers.”
Former student Winks, who scored on his first Premier League start against West Ham last weekend, said: “It’s great to see us teaming up with my old school to provide students with a full-time sports programme. This course is another example of the great work the Club does in using football to support the education of local young people.”