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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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Apr 11, 2021

Welcome to episode 202 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by PE lead Abby Miles. On this episode, we take a wander through topics focused on ALL things primary PE and gain insights and advice from Abby in her short time teaching and leading PE in her school.

Talking points include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- Success story/most inspiring moment as a teacher?

- A PE Resource you couldn't live without?

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

All of this plus many other side conversations are waiting for you! So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

Apr 4, 2021

Welcome to episode 201 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by former teacher and founder of Dance to School Eve Murphy.

On this episode we once again dive deep into the world of Primary PE, with a particular focus on the area of dance, drawing out some incredible advice on delivering your own unit of work! Talking points include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about PE/Dance should be banished?

- How would you plan/structure a unit of dance in line with the National Curriculum?

- What would your ideal Dance lesson look like?

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

All of this and so much more as we salsa our way through many side conversations to bring you the best advice for delivering Primary dance around!

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

Mar 28, 2021

Welcome to episode 200 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by the Director of Sport at Alice Smith School in Malaysia and host of the Infinite Leaders Podcast Lewis Keens.

In this episode, we find common links between our past before learning about what makes Lewis tick in the world of PE.

Talking points include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- A PE Resource you couldn't live without?

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

- Something that has made you go 'wow'

All of this and a plethora of other tangents were explored in this milestone episode of the podcast! So what are you waiting for?

Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

Mar 21, 2021

Welcome to episode 199 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by the founder of The PE Train and Primary Teacher Anthony Seaman.

In this episode we take our usual stroll down conversations ALL things Primary PE and find out what makes Anthony tick, sharing knowledge bombs for you to take away in the process. Talking points include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- Success story/most inspiring moment as a teacher?

- A PE Resource you couldn't live without?

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

All of this and so much more, you can't afford to miss it! So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad and pen ready!

Mar 14, 2021

Welcome to episode 198 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by former primary school teacher and founder of The Children's Health Project Ilse Brockling. On this episode we delve into all things health & wellbeing on the back of our 3rd lockdown in the UK and look ahead to the coming year.

Talking points include:

- Health & Wellbeing at home

- Healthy Habits we should all be adopting

- What should health & wellbeing look like in schools moving forward

As expected, we venture off down many side conversations to bring you plenty of value and food for thought so make sure you have a note pad and pen handy.

What are you waiting for? Come on over and join us Under the PE Umbrella!

Mar 7, 2021

Welcome to episode 197 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

Joining me Under the umbrella this week is inspirational headteacher of The Academy at St James, Chris Tolson.

Having recently heard about the simply wonderful provision at his school through Niall O'Brien, this week we take the plunge and gain a headteachers perspective on the trajectory of his school and the decisions behind it.

Amongst our discussion we talk about:

- What is the importance of a great PA provision in your school & how does this impact pupil wellbeing?

- How has your school shifted its approach? What changes had to be made? What pushback did you have?

- How has your provision assisted in supporting your school during the pandemic?

- Advice for budding PE leads listening who may want to go on a similar journey

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

Feb 28, 2021

Welcome to episode 196 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! If you haven't listened to part one of my chat with Greg, I highly recommend jumping back to episode 195 before proceeding!

This episode picks up exactly where the last episode finished and continues with some deep conversation and side tangents across a range of PE topics including:

- What is an ideal PE lesson recipe?

- What is the worst lesson you taught and why?

- How do our experiences of PE shape our teaching practice?

- MiMove app and the positive impact on movement and emotion

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

Feb 21, 2021

Welcome to episode 195 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by director of the centre for PE, Sport & Activity at Kingston University and the founder of the Mi Move app Greg Dryer. The conversation with Greg was so incredible and eye-opening that it had to be split into two parts, just to give you time to digest what he has to say before indulging in more!

Talking points of our chat in part 1 include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What is your teaching background and what did you learn from your time in India?

- Importance of early PA experiences

The conversation flowed so well that we covered dozens of topics that everybody can learn from.

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

Feb 14, 2021

Welcome to episode 194 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by senior lecturer and primary PE subject lead at St Mary's University Julie Pearson.

In this episode, we delve into a myriad of topics around Primary PE and delve into the backpack of Julie's experience on the ground and into lecturing!

Talking points include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- Success story/most inspiring moment as a teacher?

- How did your early PE experiences shape who you are? Did your peers all have the same experience?

- How have your views on PE shifted from your early experiences to now?

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

All of this and of course, the many side conversations that you can always expect on The PE Umbrella! So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad(s) ready!

Feb 6, 2021

Welcome to episode 193 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by co-founder of the Succeeding PE platform David Hazelgrove On this episode we take a stroll through topics focused on ALL things primary PE and gain insights and advice from David's time teaching PE.

Talking points include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished? - What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- Success story/most inspiring moment as a teacher?

- A PE Resource you couldn't live without?

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

All of this and many other side conversations just waiting for you! So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

Jan 31, 2021

Welcome to episode 192 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by PE advisor and the director of Complete PE Catherine Fitzpatrick On this episode we once again dive deep into the world of Primary PE, unpicking Catherine's story and experience from her time in the sector. Talking points include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- Success story/most inspiring moment as a teacher?

- A PE Resource you couldn't live without?

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

All of this and so much more to help you in your own Primary PE teaching journey!

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

Jan 24, 2021

Welcome to episode 191 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by superstar Elementary PE teacher, The PE Specialist himself, Ben Landers. On this episode, we talk ALL things PE and share stories, tips and advice for you to take away and use immediately!

Talking points include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- Success story/most inspiring moment as a teacher?

- A PE Resource you couldn't live without?

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

We also talk about Ben's new Teaching Tips YouTube series that is just a goldmine of teaching knowledge and share some of his thoughts regarding just a few of these tips. All of this and much more to discuss as Ben and I finally caught up after nearly five years since his first show appearance in episode 26!

So what are you waiting for? Get your note pad(s) at the ready and jump under the umbrella with us. Join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella.

Jan 17, 2021

Welcome to episode 190 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by PE, Physical Activity & Forest School leader Niall O'Brien. On this episode, we dive deep into Primary PESSPA and uncover the incredible work that Niall is doing at his school.

Talking points include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- Success story/most inspiring moment as a teacher?

- A PE Resource you couldn't live without?

- Tell us about your school Active Enrichment offer?

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

All of this and many more tangents as Niall and I put the PE world to rights!

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

Jan 10, 2021

Welcome to episode 189 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by PE teachers in Singapore, Greg Thurlow & Lachlan Mclellan. On this episode, we chat about ALL things Primary PE to give you tips, advice and actionable points to takeaway!

Talking points include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- One resource they both couldn't live without?

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

All of this and many more side conversations, you simply can't afford to miss 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!

Dec 13, 2020

Welcome to episode 188 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by PE instructor Paul Showell.

On this episode, we chat about ALL things Primary PE to give you tips, advice and actionable points to takeaway! 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 important is your School Sport Offering?

- How do you manage competition?

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

All of this and many more side conversations, you simply can't afford to miss 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!

Dec 6, 2020

Welcome to episode 187 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by Sports Champion & PE Teacher Lee Molland.

On this episode, we chat about ALL things Primary PE to give you tips, advice and actionable points to takeaway! Talking points include:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- What is your favourite PE resource?

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

All of this and so many more side conversations, you simply can't afford to miss 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 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!

Oct 25, 2020

Welcome to episode 181 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by Sports Broadcaster, Journalist and Presenter Jacqui Oatley. During this episode, we dive into the recent concerns that Jacqui has expressed over social media regarding PE in our children's primary schools.

Not only do we talk about how she entered this space, I seek to unpick some of the findings her questions have uncovered and the implications this may have in the PE sector moving forward. It was pleasing to chat so freely with Jacqui around the wider reach of PE too, and recognising the holistic benefits that a well planned and delivered curriculum can nurture.

In and amongst all of our PE discussion, I also had the opportunity to travel back in time and ask Jacqui about her journey into the world of sport, her own experiences and memories of PE and what has shaped her career trajectory.

This is an interview that you simply can not afford to miss!

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

Oct 18, 2020

Welcome to episode 180 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am kicking off the first of what will hopefully be many 'Bite-Sized Knowledge Bombs' episodes in which I throw out an idea for you to mull over, consider, action or dismiss completely!

The first of these episodes has a focus on 'The Power of Simplicity'

What are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella with your #teachlikeyoutweet challenge!

Oct 11, 2020

Welcome to episode 179 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by former guests Jorge Rodriguez, Andy Vasily & Zack Smith as we form a roundtable discussion centred on this statement:

"The pedagogy behind creating meaningful experiences in PE"

With no script and plenty of experience between the guests, it went as expected. Pure fire!

I found myself taking notes aplenty and jumping in where possible as we particularly focused on what is suggested by 'meaningful' experiences before highlighting pedagogical approaches/strategies that can contribute to achieving this.

If you have your note pad ready, maybe go and grab a second one! What are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella.

Oct 4, 2020

Welcome to episode 178 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by Trainer, Author & Speaker Mark Collard. When it comes to speaking about the power of Play & building connection as a means to amplify learning in students there really is nobody better.

Come and join us as we explore concepts around the importance of Play and building connections between our students and ourselves, as well as actionable tips and advice on how to go about doing this!

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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