AFEC 

ATHLETE FRIENDLY EDUCATION CENTRES

This is your opportunity to connect your school with other like minded schools around the work, benefit your student-athletes in the process and ensure better links with sporting organisations globally. Athlete Friendly Education Centres (AFEC) is an international accreditation mark for schools and educational instituitions who support student-athletes to achieve their education and sporting goals. We like to think of these as ‘passion pathways’.


Our accredited schools provide flexible learning pathways to student-athletes with policies and procedures as well as excellent support services. They provide the opportunity for student-athletes to continue to remain equally committed to both sporting and academic commitments.


Once accredited, on going support is provided through professional development, resources and initiatives provided through WAoS as well are our global network of schools and broader opportunities with WAoS partners.






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The accreditation process itself provides the school the opportunity to reviews its own polices and procedures. Accredited schools form a global network, connecting with each other and sharing experiences and best practice.


With the use of the AFEC mark, schools can provide a level of differentiation and the potential the ability to attract student-athletes to their school communities. It also provides opportunities to extend local and national connections in the sports industry.


Once accredited, schools have access to specialized professional development teachers in relation to education provision for student-athletes. WAoS also develops inititatives and provides a growing pool resources for its schools.


For schools that are also IB World Schools, recognised student-athletes in high performance pathways also have additional extended study option for either the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme.



BENEFITS OF THE ACCREDITATION

Schools apply to become AFEC accredited for many reasons but generally its because they are looking to provide student-athletes with the best opportunities to be able to better balance both sporting and education commitments. These schools realise that for these students both sport and school are equally important and through flexible learning pathways, support services and communication structures put into place, this is possible. These students are then able to develop and nurture a passion and excellence in sports and remain committed to academic studies which will enable to become informed global citizens of the future. The accreditation framework developed by WAoS assists schools deliver this opportunity to its student-athletes.


WHAT SCHOOLS SHOULD APPLY FOR THE AFEC ACCERDITATION?

Following receipt of a schools expression of interest form schools with be allocated an assessment team for the duration of the accreditation process. WAoS is fortunate to have available Olympians as AFEC Assessors who will form part of these teams.

 

Through relationships with the likes of the World Olympians Association WAoS has trained and certified Olympians to fulfil an important role in the assessment of schools to be athlete friendly. Olympians can provide a perspective through personal experience of being a student athlete. Which provides unique and tangible insights for schools.

OLYMPIAN AFEC ASSESSORS





Facilities

Human Resources and Sport Connections

Pastoral Care & Lifestyle Management

Education Curriculum & Integration

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To become an Athlete Friendly Education Centre, a school will show competence in the following criteria:

ACCREDITATION CRITERIA


  • The ability for teachers to adapt curriculum to fit with student training, travel and completion schedule.

  • Number of students in the programme in order to maintain academic standards and integration with “mainstream” students.



SCHOOL STRUCTURE

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  • A pastoral care policy that understands the unique and demanding lifestyle of athletes seeking to combine both a sporting and education career.

  • The structuring of Human Resource Support, at a pastoral support level.

  • An entourage support and management programme that takes into account the symbiotic needs of the athlete and their entourage.


SUPPORT SERVICES

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  • The structuring of Human Resource Support, at a teaching and coaching level.

  • The qualifications of staff designated in each area and an identified continuous improvement programme.

  • Communication Infrastructure and established partnerships with National Sport Federations.


POLICIES & PROCEDURES


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  • Quality and proximity of both education and sporting infrastructure.


  • Access to support service infrastructure such as sports science and medicine.


  • Where appropriate, athlete accommodation options.


FACILITIES

Discover more information about the schools accredited as Athlete Friendly Education Centres who are supporting their student athletes within the AFEC framework.

AFEC ACCREDITED SCHOOLS

Phuket, Thailand
UWC Thailand
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
Ellesmere College
Phuket, Thailand
British International School, ...
Amman, Jordan
Amman Baccalaureate School
Hong Kong, China
English Schools Foundation (ES...
Singapore, Singapore
Singapore Sports School
Madrid, Spain
SEK-El Castillo International ...
Madrid, Spain
SEK-Ciudalcampo International ...
Hong Kong, China
ESF - Renaissance College
Hong Kong, China
ESF - Sha Tin College
Hong Kong, China
ESF - Island School
Hong Kong, China
ESF - King George V School
Beirut, Lebanon
Sagesse High School
Hong Kong, China
ESF - Discovery College
Hong Kong, China
ESF - West Island School
Hong Kong, China
ESF - South Island School
Cairo, Egypt
British International School, ...
Hong Kong, China
Diocesan Boys School
Tignes, France
APEX2100
New York, United States
Dwight School
Amman, Jordan
Mashrek International School
Ikast, Denmark
Ikast Brande Gymnasium
St Legier, Switzerland
Haut-lac International Bilingu...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Wright Robinson College
Montreux, Switzerland
St. Georges International Scho...
San Jose, Costa Rica
St Jude School

Amman, Jordan

Amman Baccalaureate School

Amman, Jordan

Amman Baccalaureate School

Amman, Jordan

Amman Baccalaureate School

United Kingdom


Ellesmere College

New York, USA

Dwight School

Hong Kong, China

Diocesan Boys School



Phuket, Thailand

British International School

Amman, Jordan

Amman Baccalaureate School

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