218 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
    • 4.8 • 48 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 Mike Kuczala

    Under the Umbrella with Mike Kuczala

    Welcome to episode 219 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined for a second time by the inspiring Mike Kuczala. In this episode we take a look into what it takes to become a 'peak performing' teacher.
    We dive into 'living the physical life' breath work, gratitude and much more, 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 2 min
    Under the Umbrella with Mark Carter

    Under the Umbrella with Mark Carter

    Welcome to episode 218 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined for a second time on the show by Mark Carter. Mark was first a guest in episode 184 so if you haven't listened to that yet, be sure to delve back into the archives!
    In this episode, we take a look at Mark's new book 'A year of Primary PE' and start to unpick the principles and teachings behind how it was put together. The discussion was deep and there were plenty of knowledge bombs to take away, from tips, activities and teaching ideas.
    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 27 min
    Under the Umbrella with Dr Beth Brown

    Under the Umbrella with Dr Beth Brown

    Welcome to episode 217 and the return of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined by children's book author and leadership and education consultant Dr Beth Brown. In this episode we take a deep dive into character education, life skills and how to best nurture them in our own children and pupils. During this chat, we talk about Beth's book, The adventures of Divot & Swish and how she was inspired to write the stories as a means to instil life skills such as resilience in our children.
    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 9 min
    Under the Umbrella with Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan

    Under the Umbrella with Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan

    Welcome to episode 216 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined by lecturer and researcher Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan.
    On this bumper length episode, we dive into all things Primary PE with a mixture of rabbit holes explored too! From PE misconceptions, the importance of FMS to finding the balance between challenge and exclusion, there is something in here for you! Not to mention the show regular questions such as:
    - What currently excites you in the PE space
    - Favourite warm-up/Instant starter?
    - Worst ever PE lesson taught and what you learned?
    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 22 min
    School Sport Psychology with Helen Davis & Liz Barker

    School Sport Psychology with Helen Davis & Liz Barker

    Welcome to episode 215 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined by the co-founders of School Sport Psychology Helen Davis & Liz Barker In this episode we talk about the power of psychology both from a teachers perspective and also what this brings to our pupils if embedded in their education. Through this discussion, we learn about the 5 modules of school sport psychology, mind, feelings, drive, talk and me. For each module, we break down what they mean for a pupil and how they help foster skills that are transferable throughout everyday life.
    At a time when wellbeing has never been a higher priority for everybody, this is the perfect listen.
    So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella.

    • 57 min
    Under the Umbrella with Chris Willan

    Under the Umbrella with Chris Willan

    Welcome to episode 214 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined by the headteacher of Water Primary and now a two-time guest of the show Chris Willan. His first appearance on the show back in episode 123 was a huge hit and changed the way that many viewed the PESSPA landscape in their schools.
    Now, Chris is back to talk us through how he's coped in the Covid pandemic and why PESSPA remains as important as ever at the heart of his school.
    All of this and so many other side conversations, consider this your FREE Primary PE CPD on the go! So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

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.

Kate_Louisa89 ,

Amazing

Ryan constantly offers new insights, new people platforms and is a key leader in the PE industry. He is always open to new topics, new ways of doing things and uses his platform to amplify other people’s voice and work! I learn so much from listening every week. It is a fantastic way of interlinking new academic research into the PE field, whilst academics learn also from those in the PE field who are guests on the show. Keep up the good work Ryan!

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!!

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