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The PE Umbrella | Podcasting ALL things Primary Physical Education

Ryan Ellis here, the founder and host of the PE Umbrella, a Primary Physical Education podcast that discusses all things PE. Interviewing inspiring practitioners from the primary education sector, I will be sharing the latest in excellent practice and discussing what makes PE and Sport such an important tool to engage and enhance the learning of children (across the curriculum) so they are ready to leave school with a solid platform to lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoy lifelong physical activity! I will share insights into what makes the top practitioners of today tick, asking about their favourite PE resources, what activities are a must have in the locker for any teacher and success stories about WHAT REALLY WORKS! All in all, the PE Umbrella is about inspiring YOU in YOUR own teaching practice and providing you with the tools, ideas and resources to take ACTION! So come and join me under the PE Umbrella!
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Now displaying: November, 2020
Nov 29, 2020

Welcome to episode 186 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by the head of PE in a SEND school, Simon Roadley. On this episode, we chat about ALL things Primary PE, with a particular focus around inclusion and teaching students with SEND.

Talking points include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- Teaching tips/advice if we have students with SEND in our class?

- Strategies and activities for inclusion

- What is your worst ever PE lesson and what did you learn from it?

So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

Nov 22, 2020

Welcome to episode 185 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by two experienced PE consultants in the shape of Paul Quinn and Steve Waide. From holding roles in secondary PE through to working for The FA PE Unit, Paul & Steve now work day to day for Beyond the Physical, helping Schools, Universities and SCITT's enhance their PE offering.

On this episode, we chat about ALL things Primary PE, and the philosophy that both Paul & Steve hold with regards to Primary PE. Understanding that PE is central to the development of the whole child, it was fascinating to hear the passion and expertise of both Paul and Steve, and how they are hoping to push the boundaries for what we expect/accept in PE at primary level.

Talking points include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- How do we factor in developing the whole child?

- What is your worst ever PE lesson and what did you learn from it?

ALL of that and SO much more as both Paul and Steve keep the conversation bouncing along with ideas, insights and reflections!

So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

Nov 15, 2020

Welcome to episode 184 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by former teacher & founder of The Primary PE Cook Book Mark Carter.

On this episode we chat about ALL things Primary PE, and what exactly makes Mark tick. As an experienced teacher and coach, Mark started the incredible Twitter account 'The Primary PE Cook Book' from which he produces and curates incredible threads of ideas and top tips for anybody working in the PE field. I for one am always looking out for his posts as sources of inspiration and ideas!

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- What is the secret sauce to your own lessons?

- What is your worst ever PE lesson and what did you learn from it?

- What is your favourite PE resource?

- Can you give us any small space teaching tips?

ALL of that and SO much more as Mark and I travel down the usual rabbit holes on our PE conversation!

So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

Nov 8, 2020

Welcome to episode 183 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by Primary dance specialist Louise Jaggard & Creative dance specialist Jo Cone. On this episode we chat about ALL things dance in a primary PE setting and why now, with the Covid restrictions, is the perfect time to salsa out of your comfort zone and give teaching dance a go.

After getting to know Louise and Jo better and finding out about their background and what currently excites them in the world of dance teaching, we learn about the holistic benefits that teaching dance promotes to all children and how any teacher is in a strong position to deliver exciting sessions if they are willing to give it a go!

I pick their brains for their favourite warm-up dance activities, ask what a dance lesson 'should' look like and how we can deliver a session following social distancing guidelines.

So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

Nov 1, 2020

Welcome to episode 182 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by specialist Primary PE teacher Victoria Bull.

On this episode, we chat about ALL things Primary PE, and take a trip down the regular show questions, seeking to draw out knowledge bombs from Victoria as we reflect on her journey into and then through teaching to her current role now. This means you can expect answers to questions such as:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished to room 101?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- What is your worst ever PE lesson and what did you learn from it?

- What is your favourite PE unit to teach and why?

ALL of that and SO much more as Victoria and I travel down a couple of rabbit holes too! So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

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