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Physical Education Department Intent

Ellowes Hall Sports College PE Department is committed to placing students’ needs at the centre of our approach. The Physical Education curriculum is based on a concept and knowledge pedagogical approach which is sequenced and opportunity rich, enabling students to explore, experience and understand what it is to lead a healthy and active life. A provision to develop motor confidence in Sport and Physical activity.

Our new curriculum has been carefully transformed to ensure that we commit to the emerging needs of students beyond Covid-19. Our curriculum focuses on depth of learning. We have ensured that students have a board range of activities that enable them to develop the competence to excel in a range of physical activities. Our students are always active for sustained periods of time, giving them the opportunity to master concepts and skills through participating in sports and competitive activities. 

Our ethos in Physical Education strongly reflects a pathway for Personal development that promotes skill development and provides a foundation to lead a positive active and healthy lifestyle. We deliver a knowledge-engaged curriculum that enables the application of skills that are designed to meet the aims of the National Curriculum for Physical Education, but more importantly, nurtures the skills that are needed for students to be successful.

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Sports College Status

Since Sports College designation, Ellowes Hall has continually looked at the way it promotes a healthy lifestyle to its students.


Sport continues to be a growing business and an attractive vocation for many students at Ellowes Hall and we achieve significant success with 100% BTEC Sport students achieving distinction level in 2019. We have successfully extended our BTEC programme to include the BTEC First award for Sport as well as the BTEC National Award and National Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science.


The Btec Sport awards at both Key Stage Four and Five provide the student with a depth of knowledge and skills in a range of sporting fields. The awards are well respected by universities and colleges and are increasingly offered by schools across the UK. Students who achieve success have a well-founded platform for a career in a variety of vocations. Recent sixth formers have embarked on careers in the more clinical areas of physiotherapy, psychology, nutrition to careers in education, coaching, sports and event management.


We proudly boast a team of specialist PE staff who can teach a multitude of sports to a high standard. Last year, the range of provision covered over 32 sports with links to a variety of external clubs/coaches. This allows us to offer a broad, yet balanced, Key Stage Three curriculum that engages all students. Our Key Stage Four curriculum offers a wide range of opportunities and qualifications including, Pool Lifeguard, First Aid and National Governing Body coaching awards.


The opportunities for students in extended school sports clubs is essential to promoting enrichment at Ellowes Hall. Our aim is to maximise participation for all students and provide a range of sporting experiences that may well plant the seed for a healthy lifestyle beyond their school years.


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