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Ellesmere College-Sidekick dance school

Dance has always been a popular and strongly supported activity at Ellesmere College. In November 2014 Charlotte Tomlinson and Kirsty Clarke joined the team at Ellesmere to form a regular dance group with the aim of producing a youth dance company for young people with disabilities. Together the name SideKick Dance was formed. Each term they create a new piece of choreography to perform for their friends and family.

Hollie Sturgess

Hollie Sturgess, from Leicester was the winner of the ‘Exceptional Young Person Award’ at this year’s School Games Organiser’s (SGO) Network National Summit. The SGO Network National Summit awards recognise outstanding achievement throughout the Sainsbury's School Games competition pathway.

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House of Commons visit by Ellesmere College representatives

On Tuesday 8th July Mr Steve White (Chair of Governors at Ellesmere College) and Sandra Pugh (Disability PE and Sport Manager) attended a lunch reception at the House of Lords.  The invitation came from Baroness Campbell of Loughborough and the team of Youth Sport Trust.

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 House of Lords and Project Ability visit.pdf

Inclusive football at Newbridge High School

This mainstream school was identified because of its percentage of pupils with SEN.  Also taken into consideration were other factors including its location near to an inclusive club at Ibstock United for a linked transition from session to club, and its facilities - the site has just opened a brand new 3G AstroTurf pitch in North West Leicestershire. 

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Newbridge Inclusive Football Programme 2013-2014 season.pdf

The impact of coaches at Oaklands

Due to a rapidly changing pupil population at Oaklands we have looked at the curriculum and staff confidence closely. Staff were surveyed and gaps in knowledge and areas were confidence was lower were identified. Some staff were sent on specific training and this was cascaded. All staff attended a PE based INSET day in January 2014. As part of the affiliation to LARISA/ Inspire 2 we receive 20 hours coaching from a specialist sports coach, as well as additional coaching from sports specific coaches as funding is made available to them. As a school, we decided to extend the coaching received from the specialist sports coach. Each class teacher will have received five weeks of coaching. During the sessions all member of the class team are present. The coach has also been given time to produce session outlines, providing us with a written record of what has been covered.

PMLD Residential

A select number of pupils from three specials schools within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland enjoyed the opportunity to attend a three day residential organised by John Duggan. The trip focused on providing experience of outdoor and adventurous activities that these students may otherwise not be familiar with. In addition to this there was plenty of opportunity for social development and communication in order to learn new skills and values through the medium of physical activity. 

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PMLD Residential.pdf

School Games Mark Success!

SainsburysThe Sainsbury's School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark.1  Approximately 6000 schools applied for this year’s Mark (which refers to activity that took place during the 13/14 academic year), and only a relatively small number achieve the ‘Gold’ standard. This number though, for the first time, includes 2 of the Leicester-Shire special schools, Westgate and Maplewell Hall, who both provided evidence showing that they meet or exceed the required criteria!