School's Programme

With the introduction of PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) in schools, Ipswich Town Community Trust provide a bespoke, engaging School Sports Programme to cover PPA time; our comprehensive programme assigns qualified coaches to schools to deliver games lessons at Key Stage 1 & 2.

What we offer:

  • An affordable solution to PPA cover/teacher CPD, using minimum of Level 2 qualified coaches.

  • The Ipswich Town badge delivering in your school and engaging with pupils/parents.

  • Bespoke support for school teams preparing for tournaments, plus a coach on tournament day if required.

  • Schemes of work and lesson plans based on the National Curriculum.

  • Long-term planning.

  • Exit routes in football with ITFC Community Trust.

  • Individual pupil assessment.

  • Positive reward scheme.

  • The chance of player/mascot appearances.

  • The chance to invite schools down for a unique look into Portman Road.

A Bespoke Package

Whether it’s helping children to engage with sport at lunch time, to delivering PE to all years at your school, ITFC Community Trust have a variety of options to suit all school needs and budgets.

Qualified, engaging staff

All staff will hold a minimum Level 2 sport qualification, with a passion to help your children excel and develop a love for sport.

Unique tournament opportunities

Ipswich Town Community Trust has links with many School partners, with these links we deliver unique tournaments free of charge to schools working with us and/or the partnerships. These help students and teachers gain a feel for a tournament structure, in a fun, friendly, learning environment.

Schools will also be invited to enter the EFL Kids Cup where one lucky school will go to represent Ipswich Town at a regional and national level.

Cross-curricular Development

Using sport as a tool to develop learning further in other areas, coaches subtly add elements of numeracy and literacy, for example, to their lessons to aid whole development of the pupil.

Join us at Portman Road!

Schools that work with the Community Trust will have the opportunity to access tickets to games, as well as player and mascot appearances.


All of the current schools involved in our programme are more than happy for prospective new schools to visit their site to see the initiative in action and provide feedback from a fellow headteacher’s point of view.