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Ellesmere College has developed a core offer to local special schools which is decided through consultation with representatives of the special schools at bimonthly meetings.

  • —The offer includes:
  • —1: 1 Professional support
  • —20 hours of specialist coaching provision
  • —CPD
  • —Events
  • —After-school clubs
  • —Curve dance performance
  • —Leadership

Through the Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games initiative there is a competitive structure for young disabled athletes to participate within and access further opportunities and competitive pathways. To find out more about the School Games click on the link below.

In addition to this competition structure, young disabled people in special and mainstream schools can access further opportunities to take part in both competitive sport and festivals across a range of identified sports in partnership with National Governing Bodies and local development groups.

Ellesmere College runs an extensive events programme for special school and mainstream SEN pupils to increase the opportunities available to young disabled people outside school. In some cases, such as Boccia, this can be utilised as a pathway through to the School Games but the majority are stand alone event supported by specialist coaches, volunteers and staff.


Mainstream Offer/Project Ability

This offer is delivered through the School Games Organiser within your locality with the focus on supporting the inclusion of mainstream Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) students in competitive opportunities.

  • 1:1 Professional support
  • Advice and support through SSPAN meetings
  • Level 2 School Games events
  • Advice on Level 3 School Games delivery
  • Roadshow events (each SGO to receive half day roadshow)
  • CPD/ Inclusive training* embed link to CPD page

Ellesmere College is the identified Project Ability site in Leicestershire. If your school is interested in either offer please contact us at: community@ellesmere.leicester.sch.uk


Training for Teachers/Coaches

A range of CPD courses are available throughout the academic year to support teachers, coaches and other interested parties develop their skills and become more confident in working with people of different abilities.

Ellesmere College runs an extensive events programme for special school and mainstream SEN pupils to increase the opportunities available to young disabled people outside school. In some cases, such as Boccia, this can be utilised as a pathway through to the School Games but the majority are stand alone events supported by specialist coaches, volunteers and staff.

In addition to this competition structure, young disabled people in special and mainstream schools can access further opportunities to take part in both competitive sport and festivals across a range of identified sports in partnership with National Governing Bodies and local development groups

For more information contact:

Sandra Pugh

Disability School Sport Development Manager (4 days)

Address
Ellesmere College, 40 Braunstone Lane East, Leicester, LE3 2FD
Telephone
0116 289 4242 (ext: 145)

Partners

  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
    Safeguarding
    British Heart Foundation
    Loughborough University
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    QUEST
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Sport England
    County Sport Network
    Blaby District Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Age UK L&R
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Leicester City Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Equality Standard

Partners

  • British Heart Foundation
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
  • Blaby District Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Sport England
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    Equality Standard
  • Leicestershire County Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • QUEST