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Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Dame Ellen Pinsent School


For children to have fun and enjoy being physically active!

How do we plan to achieve this vision?

Throughout the years at Dame Ellen the children will have opportunities to learn new and embed pre learnt skills linked to the five core areas of physical education; athletics, dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor adventurous. All children receive two hours of taught Physical Education lessons a week, these take place in the school hall and in the outdoor areas we are lucky to have.

Below is a copy of the PE overview showing the coverage and skills. In bold are the names of role models from a wide range of backgrounds and each who have multiple skills in different areas. The purpose of these are to provide the children with the opportunity to research and aspire to be the best they can be. Each of the role models promote Dame Ellen’s school values and the idea is that children will start to show these values during their PE lessons.





What does PE look like at Dame Ellen?




Theralympics is a bespoke programme written specifically by an occupational and physiotherapist for Dame Ellen. It focuses on five areas;

  • Ball – co-ordination
  • Brain – Spatial awareness
  • Balance – Core stability
  • Build – Fine motor
  • Body – Strength

This programme is followed throughout school and the children access it on a 1:1 basis with a member of class staff at least three times a week. All of the activities are available for you to look at and are saved on the school website.

School Games

Children at Dame Ellen have the opportunity to take part in the organised school games competitions. The school games is delivered by the Youth Sport Trust and is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people. Here is a link for more information.

For the academic year 2018/19 we achieved the gold school games mark;

For the academic year 2019/20 we achieved the school games award for the recognition of Dame Ellen’s engagement and involvement with school games from September to March.


School Games in Action