100 episodes

Ryan Ellis here, the founder and host of the PE Umbrella, a Primary Physical Education podcast and short blog 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!

The PE Umbrella | Podcasting ALL things Primary Physical Education Ryan Ellis

    • Education
    • 4.9, 42 Ratings

Ryan Ellis here, the founder and host of the PE Umbrella, a Primary Physical Education podcast and short blog 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!

    Under the Umbrella with Tom Feighan

    Under the Umbrella with Tom Feighan

    Welcome to episode 171 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined by Primary School PE teacher Tom Feighan. I had the pleasure of hearing Tom speak earlier this year at the Dream Big Sports Conference, in which he shared the incredible work that he and his school have done with the Primary School PE & Sport Premium and I knew immediately I wanted to speak with him on the podcast.
    On this episode, we chat about ALL things PE and how things have been going for Tom through the Covid-19 pandemic. He tells us about his expectations and preparations for returning to school and how he things the PE landscape may change. Of course, we also take a trip down the regular show questions, seeking to draw out knowledge bombs from Tom and his hands-on experience teaching Primary PE. 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?
    ALL of that and SO much more as Tom shares some tremendous advice that you can try for yourself.
    So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

    • 1 hr
    Under the Umbrella with Patrick Hughes

    Under the Umbrella with Patrick Hughes

    Welcome to episode 170 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined by PhysEd teacher and Host of the coach Pat Chat Podcast, Patrick Hughes. On this episode, we chat about ALL things PE, and take a trip down the regular show questions, seeking to draw out knowledge bombs from Patrick and his experience teaching internationally. 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?
    ALL of that and SO much more as Patrick brings the knowledge bombs just 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!

    • 46 min
    Stormbreak | Mentally Healthy Movement with Martin Yelling & Victoria Randall

    Stormbreak | Mentally Healthy Movement with Martin Yelling & Victoria Randall

    Welcome to episode 169 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I had the pleasure of welcoming two wonderful guests to the show in running mogul and former teacher Martin Yelling & now repeat guest Victoria Randall! On this episode we talk about Stormbreak and mentally healthy movement, exploring the place that movement has in nurturing positive mental health in our children and ourselves. Amongst other things we explore:
    - The impact of Covid-19 on activity levels of our youngsters
    - How movement contributes to improving mental health What is 'Mentally Healthy' Movement?
    We really dig deep in this episode and explore all that 'Stormbreak' is and hopes to be. Physical Education, Physical Activity and Movement have never been more important than they are right now and there are many questions answered and rabbit holes explored!
    What are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Healthy Futures with Tom Leeming

    Healthy Futures with Tom Leeming

    Welcome to episode 168 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined by the director of Primary Sports UK and the hugely popular Healthy Futures Tom Leeming.
    On this episode, we chat about ALL things PE, and take a trip down the regular show questions as we seek out actionable advice and tips for you to use in your own PE setting. This includes:
    - What currently excites you about PE?
    - What misconceptions about our subject should be banished to room 101?
    - What is your worst ever PE lesson and what did you learn from it?
    - What was your most successful lesson and why?
    On top of that, we dive into the online course world as we talk about Healthy Futures. From its creation to future aspirations and the next edition of the free magazine, come and find out about this new CPD opportunity and how it could benefit you!
    What are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

    • 46 min
    Under the Umbrella with Ben Kirk

    Under the Umbrella with Ben Kirk

    Welcome to episode 167 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I am joined by Primary School PE specialist Ben Kirk.
    On this episode, we chat about ALL things PE, and take a trip down the regular show questions, seeking to draw out knowledge bombs from Ben and his experience teaching both secondary and Primary PE. 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?
    ALL of that and SO much more as Ben brings shares some cracking advice 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!

    • 1 hr
    Helping Transgender Students Thrive in PE with Kate Bancroft

    Helping Transgender Students Thrive in PE with Kate Bancroft

    Welcome to episode 166 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined by former assistant head, head of PE and now Early Years course leader at Leeds Beckett University, Kate Bancroft.
    On this episode, we begin by exploring Kate's PE teaching past as she shares her answers to the show favourite questions:
    - 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?
    We then take a trip into Kate's recent research project as we discuss the experiences of transgender children in PE & sport. Kate shares her research findings and the implications it has for us as practitioners. It also gave me the opportunity to reflect on having a transgender student in my year 5 class and the challenges that were presented.
    One thing is for sure, there is plenty of food for thought here... So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Kieranj26 ,

‘Knowledge bombs’ galore!

I look forward to Ryan’s podcasts every week to listen to others’ views on PE and how this wonderful subject means so much more than what meets the eye. Give it a listen! You won’t be disappointed!!

steve 3245435 ,

The highest quality of PE Podcasting

If Carlsberg made Primary PE Podcasts...... they still wouldn’t be as good as the PE Umbrella!

Interviews, debates, free resources and so much more!

sjpb224 ,

Quality podcast

Ryan really knows his stuff and keeps things moving with great questions and insight of his own.

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