White AshSpecial SchoolTogether, anything is possible…


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Curriculum Policy & Documents

Physical Education

Here at White Ash pupils take part in Physical Education and Activity throughout the day within play time, free time, sensory interventions, school sports and PE lessons.

Physical Education is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in school curriculum timetabled time and which is delivered to all pupils.

Physical Activity is a broad term referring to all bodily movement that uses energy. It includes all forms of physical education, sports and dance activities. However, it is wider than this, as it also includes indoor and outdoor play, outdoor and adventurous activities, and active travel (e.g. walking, cycling, rollerblading, scooting).

School Sport is the structured learning that takes place beyond the curriculum (i.e. in the extended curriculum) within school settings. Again, the context for the learning is physical activity. The ‘school sport’ programme has the potential to develop and broaden the foundation learning that takes place in physical education. It also forms a vital link with community sport and activity.



Rebound therapy is a specific model of use of trampolines in providing alternative opportunities for movement, therapeutic exercise, and recreation for people with a wide range of special needs. Rebound therapy is motivating and enjoyable for all participants.

It facilitates movement, promotes balance, promotes an increase or decrease in muscle tone, promotes relaxation and sensory integration. It improves fitness and exercise tolerance and improves communication skills.

At White ash school, We follow the Winstrada Reward scheme.



Here at white ash we attend weekly hydrotherapy sessions for our PMLD pupils.

Hydrotherapy involves stimulation and exercise in warm water. Hydrotherapy relies on its mechanical and thermal effects, in order to induce healing. It takes advantage of the body's reaction to cold or hot stimuli, the pressure exerted by water, the protracted application of heat as well as the sensation of the water.

There are variety of exercises during the session which include: oral motor skills - blowing bubbles or a lightweight object along the surface of the water; Muscle strength activities such as using a water noodle to float in the water which helps develop muscle strength in the arms and core without the need for assistance which allows the child to enjoy freedom in the water.

Each child attending our sessions has their own individual physiotherapy and halliwick target to meet their specific needs.


MOVE (Mobility Opportunity Via Education)  
MOVE is a practical mobility programme based around the philosophy that movement is the foundation for learning and uses the combined knowledge of families, carers, education and therapy staff. Regular opportunities are created throughout the child’s normal daily routine for increased practice and progression of skills required to reach aspirational goals and is appropriate for all ages and abilities to increase independent mobility, develop cognitive and communication skills and improve health and social inclusion.
MOVE provides a framework which brings the services around the child, encouraging collaborative working. This integrated approach focuses the whole multi-agency team on the individualised targets for the child and their family.
It is designed to teach anyone who has not yet learnt to sit, stand, walk and transfer by the age they would be expected to, or those that have lost these skills, to increase their independent mobility to the best of their ability.



PE Blog

Dodgeball - Friday 11th Feb & 4th March 2022

Our Year 5/6 and then 3/4 pupils attended two separate Dodgeball events at Oakhill School. The children all worked well together and both teams earned medals for their teamwork & honestly during the event.


Accrington Stanley Shirt Giveaway - 12th October 2021

Our Year 3 pupils had a fantastic visit to Accrington Stanley for their yearly shirt giveaway. The children enjoyed collecting their new shirts & showing them off in school to all their peers.



Hothersall Lodge - 15th June 2021

Class 9 had a fab day at Hothersall Lodge. We took part in wall climbing, caving, orienteering and enjoyed a lovely walk in the sunshine. All the pupils were amazing and had the best day!



Daily Mile Challenge - 7th June to 15th July 2021

As a school we are going to be completing a ‘Daily MileChallenge’ of walking the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats (1083 Miles) during the final Summer Half Term to help raise money for school. We have 112 pupils on role in school, and I feel that if we work together by all staying active and going for walks, we will be able to achieve this goal & hopefully more!!!


'England does the Daily Mile' - 30th April 2021