Rainhill Sixth is considered by many as an innovator and sector leader when it comes to blending education and sport together to ensure an effective dual career approach is achieved. We have successful partnership with Liverpool Football Club and Fowler Education Football Academy that exemplify the success our approach has; not least because our talented athletes achieve both great success in their chosen sport and attain some of the highest results, amongst their peers, in the country.
From football to skiing and athletics and from tennis to swimming and rugby, we have athletes that compete in a multitude of sports and at a national and international level and we work actively to forge meaningful partnerships with their clubs and governing bodies.
We wrap the education around the sport and to do this effectively we offer our athletes all of the excellent experiences and support our other Sixth Form students get plus:
- A TASS link tutor who genuinely cares, understands the challenges of balancing being an athlete with education and is knowledgeable about where and how to access a range of support from lifestyle and strength and conditioning to mental health and funding.
- Access to a TASS group – this group comprises of all of our talented athletes and has one aim – to provide students with an opportunity to share their experiences and challenges and seek support and respite from their peers.
- Access to TASS peer mentoring – All students who enter our Sixth Form as an elite athlete will have the opportunity to meet a Year 13 student who has already experienced the [programme of offer and can therefore help to support and guide new students through their early experiences.
- Access to the TASS and Rainhill Sixth Programmes for Elite Athletes – this is a comprehensive programme of presentations, informal talks and practical sessions delivered by a range of contributors from leading sports men and women from a variety of sports to leading sports coaches, psychologists and nutritionists. Most sessions are delivered on site but some are held at one of our partner sites (Liverpool John Moores University, Edge Hill University, Fowler Education Football Academy, Wavertree or Liverpool Football Club)
Whether it is being a world renowned athlete, becoming a skilled coach or being successful with another career, sports related or otherwise, we will work hard to ensure you leave Rainhill Sixth with the best possible chance of success.
Please contact Rob Owens for more information about dual career support at Rainhill Sixth.