fde. School & Teacher


Enhancing how you teach.

Enriching what they learn.


What does football offer and how would your school benefit from our development?


We are passionate in our belief that football can play a huge role in both a child's life and their development.

It is a fantastic game to take part in and watch but football also helps develop numerous skills; it doesn't have to be played competitively to feel the benefits, just taking part will offer its rewards.

Our coaching packages are designed to develop your pupils, teachers and the enhance the overall delivery of football at your school.

We provide engaging, thought-provoking and fun football coaching that will develop your pupils and teachers alike both now and in the future.

“Jon and his team place the children at the heart of everything they do. Their forward thinking methods are fully inclusive, highly engaging and simple to implement.   If your  school is looking for the the highest quality football coaching for your children, speaking to Jon would be a very good idea.” 



David Maytham | Managing Director

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In-School Child & Teacher Development Programme

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PPA Programme

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Breakfast, Lunch & After-School Clubs

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Develop your School Team



Encourages an active lifestyle

Taking part in a competitive match or simply having a kick around with some friends encourages children to get outside and keep themselves active. Enjoying an activity means you’ll want to do it more often, so make sure children have fun whilst taking part.

Develops communication skills

‘Pass the ball’ or ‘shoot’ are words often heard on the pitch but so much more conversation actually takes place. Children can discuss their tactics or talk about other teams and the schools they’re from. Spending time with each other on a regular basis will encourage the development of deeper communication skills and more involved conversations.

Enhances team skills and teamwork

To play football, you need a good team around you and playing regularly will help children develop their skills and work with their team successfully. They’ll learn to play together and from their experiences, work out how they can be most effective as a collective unit. Being part of a team will also give children a sense of belonging and encourage them to think of others.

Helps to stimulate social skills

Spending time regularly with team mates will allow for more complex relationships and more time being spent getting to know each other. Friendships will form and football may have started out as the common factor but it will soon become just one of the things that children have to talk about.

Children acquire skills to communicate and connect with each other when playing football as part of a team. Playing a team sport gives them the ability to be well integrated as well as to have friends. Moreover, they acquire conflict management skills as well as the ability to respect others. In other words, the child learns to be socially dependent.

Develops fundamental movement skills

Children develop fundamental movement skills between the ages of three and six. These skills including running, kicking and leaping are the building blocks that enable children to foster a complete set of skills. Playing football presents children with an opportunity to use these movements and as they play more often, their skill set will further develop.

Teaches discipline

Kids acquire tactical, mental and physical discipline when they get involved in sports at a young age. One f the most important lessons kids may gain from playing football is playing by the rules. They are required to have self-restraint and behave in a controlled manner which in due course translates to real-life situations


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Our sessions are structured and inclusive; regardless of ability we offer exercises that challenge all ages, abilities and needs.  That is the beauty of football, it is a sport for everyone!

It can be challenging for many schools to offer the PE lessons they'd ideally like; resources, equipment, facilities etc can all play a part in this.  Often there is so much pressure to produce results in other subjects that PE can become overlooked (in some schools, not all, I hasten to add).  For just the reasons shown above, and the information via the tabs below, this should not be the case.

We can assist with your Physical Education lessons, we can develop football sessions that are tailored to the abilities of all your pupils. Not just the football enthusiasts.

We can build confidence in your teachers by providing extra knowledge, experience and knowhow.

What do you see on a football field during a PE lesson up and down the country?

Running around the pitch to warm up?

We deliver professional warm-up and warm-downs.  This is very important, especially in the older KS2 children and most definitely into secondary school.

Dribbling around cones?

Boring and it promotes problems in groups of children, especially where there are gulfs in abilities.

How about matches? How often do you see a 'big match'? Ten or fifteen-a-side

No good! The same children dominate the game leaving the majority wandering around a field waiting to go back inside.  Big matches aren't inclusive despite all the children appearing to be involved in a match.

Our sessions are high-quality, inclusive and maximise participation.  Many of our football drills and sessions do not even require a ball and it's no secret footballers have strict diets so kids love our Healthy Eating Workshop!  We want children to have fun, learn and engage.  That is what we deliver at FDE.

Football is a simple game, it does not need to be over-complicated.  Football is about doing the simple things brilliantly and we can help develop those skills in your pupils and enrich your teachers knowledge of the game and its delivery.

Where could we fit in?

The obvious place would be to run a football club, an after-school club.  Of course, we will happily do that for you along with breakfast and lunch clubs but we want to enhance the football delivery at your school long term.

How do you structure your PPA time?  Since 2005 there have been a lot of hours set aside for the planning, preparation and assessment of lessons, we can add more value to this time by getting the children active and involved with our programme.

Is there lots of enthusiasm among your teachers for taking the PE lessons? If it is lacking we can make a massive difference, if there is we can enhance it further.

It's not all about training a player to score a hat trick, mastering the perfect volley.  Football helps children in so many ways, it is the country's most popular sport, see what is can do for your school!


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Planning is key.

We leave nothing to chance and make it our priority to include the specific needs of the children and school in all of our preparation.

Let's get playing!

Children want to play and have fun; that is the environment in which they will thrive.

Everything is structured but letting them DO as much as possible is what will maximise their engagement.

Discussion.  We talk through everything we have delivered.  Relaxed conversation about what we are looking to achieve helps promote their understanding.  The aim is for children to demonstrate what they have learnt; their demonstration, along with their views is what determines how much they have retained from and exercise.

Let's look at it again.  Have we planned it correctly? Have the children engaged in it? Can they demonstrate it and discuss their opinion?  If these three are achieved we have succeeded and we can then add a progression.

Sport in school is a hot topic!

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