Education and Welfare
|Education & Welfare Policy Statement|
EDUCATION & WELFARE POLICY STATEMENT
Cheltenham Town Football Club places a strong emphasis upon the holistic development of each individual within the Youth Development Scheme. The education and welfare of every player is of paramount importance
This environment is created by a number of codes of practices, policies and procedures which are in place to support and safeguard our players and staff. These include;
v Player Discipline
v Player and Parents Codes of Conduct
v Child Protection / Anti bullying policy
v Health and Safety
v Equal Opportunities
v Complaint Procedure
· Upon entry to the Club full-time, at 16 years of age, appropriate educational arrangements are made. All apprentices currently study under the NVQ in Sporting Excellence framework. Some apprentices top this up with additional a-levels or vocational courses. The Head of Youth and the Education and Welfare officer is responsible for working with the League Football Education (LFE) officer and college principal in establishing and maintaining not only their attendance, but also output at college.
· A minimum of 12 hours education each week is provided per player. Work based learning elements, which relates to all aspects of a players technical, tactical, psychological and physiological development is delivered at the training ground by the Head of Youth, Youth Coach and Physiotherapists to all players.
· Educational outcomes are recorded by the LFE for all apprentice players.
· Classroom accommodation is provided for all players at Seasons Business and Leisure.
Formal links are maintained with players 9 – 16 years through the supply of half-yearly written reports supplied to the Head teacher. Any individual matters are addressed by Head of Youth Development directly with the school, especially in the area of behaviour or diminished performance at school.