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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

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    • 4.8 • 54 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!

    A 10 year old's perspective on Primary PE

    A 10 year old's perspective on Primary PE

    With me under the umbrella this week is another one of the most high-profile guests I have ever had on the show.  He is the other half of the Ellis clan, Jiu Jitsu savage, master doodler, and all-round kind-hearted soul, my son, Oliver.
    In this episode I learn about how he views PE as he approaches his final few months of primary school and summarise how these may have been shaped.
    I'm very proud of both Oliver and Penelope and the honest and articulate answers they have shared over the past few weeks.

    • 28 min
    A 7 year-old's perspective on Primary School PE

    A 7 year-old's perspective on Primary School PE

    On this episode of The PE Umbrella podcast I invited my daughter to talk with me about Primary School PE.
    This brief chat provides an insight into the inner workings of Penelopes mind when it comes to the subject of PE and how she perceives it.  As with everything, context is key.  Penelope has a dad who lives and breathes primary PE.  I afford her the opportunity to attend out-of-school activities to further her physical, social and emotional development because I value it so highly and I am under no illusions that these can, and probably do bias some of her views.
    However, this short episode was recorded in one take and Penelope had no prior warning of the questions I was going to ask beyond knowing they would be about PE.  It was fascinating to hear the thoughts of essentially our 'target audience' as practitioners, and the messages, whether intentional or unintentional, she is picking up.  
    Stay tuned at the end of the recording as I try to unpick and make sense of some of her answers...

    • 18 min
    Under the Umbrella with Professor Ash Casey

    Under the Umbrella with Professor Ash Casey

    On this episode of The PE Umbrella podcast, I am joined by professor of Physical Education and Pedagogy at Loughborough University, Dr Ash Casey.
    In this conversation, we learn how Ash formed his relationships and perceptions around Physical Education and how these have been challenged and evolved through the years.  We also learn some insights into Models-based practice and in particular, Cooperative learning as a model through which to deliver a Physical Education unit of learning.
    So what are you waiting for? Come and join us under the umbrella.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Under the Umbrella with Ben Holden

    Under the Umbrella with Ben Holden

    This week on The PE Umbrella podcast I am joined by former secondary PE teacher, PE lead and author of the hugely successful book 'Wanna teach PE?' Ben Holden.
    In this episode I was keen to explore the implications for secondary trained practitioners and their place in the primary PE landscape, and ultimately the views held on what primary PE is and what it could/should be!
    So what are you waiting for? Come on over and join me under the umbrella!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Under the Umbrella with Aaron Beighle

    Under the Umbrella with Aaron Beighle

    Joining me under the umbrella this week is professor at the University of Kentucky Aaron Beighle for his third appearance on the show.
    In this episode we talk about aspirations for PE and the curriculum in the UK and America as well as his take on concept-based learning, sports and all the other show favourite questions.  This is an episode that you just can't afford to miss.  
    So what are you waiting for? Come on over and join us under the umbrella.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Under the Umbrella with Dan Wilson

    Under the Umbrella with Dan Wilson

    In this episode of The PE Umbrella podcast I am joined by former Primary school teacher, PE lead and now PE consultant for Beyond the Physical, Dan Wilson.
    I have known Dan for a number of years right back since the beginning of my own teaching career and when it comes to primary PE, he is the real deal.  Having seen him at work and teaching children and adults alike, he is an outstanding practitioner and it was wonderful to finally sit down and chat with him about all things Primary PE. 
    So what are you waiting for?  Come and join us under the umbrella.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

playbased ,

Excellent resource for ITT

The PE podcast is an excellent resource for our teacher trainees providing a wide range of speakers, opportunities for reflection on practice and top tips from experts.

MrsPwithAtoddlet ,

A must listen for any PE practitioner!

I love listening to the PE Umbrella, I have been in the PE world for over 20 years and yet I learn something new from every episode. A must listen for anyone involved in PE and school sport, including trainee teachers, teachers, coaches, parents.

JacksonLG17 ,

Quality CPD!

Fantastic podcast that accompanies me on my
Weekly Sunday run! Ryan’s insights alongside quality and respected individuals from across the Primary PE landscape make for a great hour of listening - thanks Ryan.

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