The programme is designed to help schools with the problem of lateness, the idea is to run a weekly sports breakfast club exclusively open to children who have a high level of lateness. The children are selected by the school based upon their current level of lateness.
The incentive for the selected children is an extra physical activity session during their school week as well as the chance to be invited for a half time pitch presentation at Selhurst Park.
The pilot for the programme was open to 2 schools and the schools targeted were based on advice from the Bromley Education & Welfare team along with the CPFC Foundation Bromley Development Officer. The chosen schools were Grays Farm Primary & James Dixon Primary. The results shown are that of overall school lateness not just the days that the CPFC foundation were present.
James Dixon Primary:
The programme at James Dixon Primary engaged with 8 children the results for the before and after lateness records are below based on number of days of lateness:
|Number||Lateness Before||Lateness During|
The chart shows that all the children involved improved there levels of lateness and as a group managed to improve by a total of 55 days of lateness or a 65.85% increase in the pupils getting to school on time as further highlighted on the line graph below.
Quote from James Dixon Primary teacher, Kate Reynolds:
“I have called it a multi skills programme and it has been a success for those who have attended as it has made the children realise how important it is to come to school on time, and they do not miss the start of the day so they feel more settled”.