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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!

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!
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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!

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Episodes

SEN PE, Teaching Abroad and Work/Life Balance with Matthew Alan

7/14/2019
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Welcome to episode 126 of The PE Umbrella podcast! Joining me Under the Umbrella this week is Matthew Alan. With over 7 years of experience teaching Primary school PE, Matthew now teaches in Dubai in a school with 4000 students! We are able to dive into work-life balance challenges as he shares his own tips. We also dive into strategies for working with students who have SEN and how we can best accommodate them in our lessons! Not only that, but we delve into the show favourites of class...

Duration:00:42:51

Seth Foster | Meeting them where they're at - Primary PE Masterclass

5/12/2019
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Welcome to episode 125 of The PE Umbrella podcast! Joining me Under the Umbrella this week is Seth Foster. With over 15 years of experience working with the children and young people of Yorkshire schools, Seth has accumulated a wealth of knowledge when it comes to PE. He uses his experience being a disability sports coach, a mindfulness paws B teacher and his extensive PE teaching experience to share with you his thoughts Under the umbrella today. Much of our conversation talks about the...

Duration:01:09:48

Top Tips for Delivering EYFS Physical Education

4/25/2019
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Welcome to episode 124 of The PE Umbrella Podcast! This week I'm excited to bring you a reflection episode in which I share with you my top tips for delivering PE to the EYFS age group. There are 8 tips in total, many of which can be applied across the primary age range but are particularly effective in EYFS. So what are you waiting for? Come and join me under The PE Umbrella for some EYFS PE knowledge bombs!

Duration:00:37:14

Living & Breathing a PE Culture with Headteacher Chris Willan

3/31/2019
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Welcome to episode 123 of The PE Umbrella podcast! Joining me Under the Umbrella this week is primary school headteacher Chris Willan. During this episode, we talk about how Chris has firmly embedded a culture of high-quality PE, Physical Activity and school sport across his school, and the exceptional impact this is having on the learning of his students. Chris takes us on a journey, from his early days coaching to becoming a forward-thinking and ambitious head that uses PE as a driver...

Duration:00:58:45

Kyle Bragg | The Reflective Practitioner

3/24/2019
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Welcome to episode 122 of The PE Umbrella podcast! Joining me Under the Umbrella today is National Board Certified PE teacher Kyle Bragg. As the 2018 Arizona Elementary teacher of the year, Kyle brings lots to the table for this PhysEd chat. During this episode we talk about the importance of student voice/choice and how undertaking his NBC qualification has supercharged his teaching, amongst other PE dialogue! Not only that, but we have the usual show favourites to sink our teeth into as...

Duration:00:39:32

Victoria Randall | The Primary PE and Sport Premium Report

3/3/2019
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Welcome to episode 121 of The PE Umbrella podcast and another absolute belter of an episode! This week, I welcomed Victoria Randall to the show, a key figurehead behind the writing and then publishing of the report into the Primary PE and Sport Premium, that sought to unpick how effective it truly has been! This episode dives deep into many of the findings from the report and we discuss some key recommendations that have been subsequently put forward. - Teacher training - Use of...

Duration:01:09:07

Jorge Rodriguez | The Global PhysEd Umbrella

2/25/2019
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Welcome to episode 120 of The PE Umbrella podcast and a very special episode indeed! This week, I teamed up with Jorge Rodriguez from The Global PhysEd Voxcast for his second appearance on The PE Umbrella! The rulebook for the usual interview format is somewhat ripped up this week as we take on a less structured interview and general PE chat around the transitions that Jorge has made in the past year, taking him to Saudi Arabia and teaching alongside some of the best in the business at...

Duration:01:08:42

Nikki Linsdell | Breaking down barriers to Primary Gymnastics

2/15/2019
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Welcome to episode 119 of The PE Umbrella podcast! Joining me Under the Umbrella today for this episode is gymnastics consultant and PE teacher Nikki Linsdell as we look to further break down the barriers to primary gymnastics and build upon the discussion I had with Gemma Coles in episode 117! In this episode, Nikki breaks down exactly what gymnastics should look like across the primary age range and shares with her tools for planning whole units/single lessons. In addition to this, we...

Duration:00:58:01

Putting Physical Activity at the heart of school life with Headteacher Ian Holmes

1/25/2019
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Welcome to episode 118 of The PE Umbrella podcast! Joining me Under the Umbrella this week is primary school headteacher Ian Holmes. During this episode, we talk about how Ian utilises Physical Activity as a driver for his school ethos to make a difference to the physical and mental health of his children. We discuss the barriers he has overcome, how he has spent the PE budget and what plans he has for the school going forward. Ultimately, Ian is a remarkable example of a forward-thinking...

Duration:00:58:02

Gemma Coles | Head Over Heels for Gymnastics

1/11/2019
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Happy 2019, and welcome to episode 117 of The PE Umbrella podcast! Joining me Under the Umbrella today for this episode is Gymnastics superstar Gemma Coles. During this episode, we unpick primary Gymnastics and talk over issues relating to lack of confidence amongst teachers to small spaces to what we should ACTUALLY be teaching! If you want some actionable advice and ideas to take away that you can implement, then this is your one stop shop! Gemma shares activity ideas, modifications and...

Duration:00:42:23

Niall O'Brien & Dan Wilson | Primary PE Masterclass

11/25/2018
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Welcome to episode 116 of The PE Umbrella podcast! Joining me Under the Umbrella today are two of the finest PE minds in Yorkshire right now, boasting a wealth of experience and knowledge in Primary PE. They are Niall O'Brien and Dan Wilson! During this episode we discuss the role and importance of Health & Wellbeing in schools today, and if it is given high enough priority over other areas. We also dive into what things we can do to have the greatest impact on the trajectory of a school...

Duration:01:27:53

Jim Harte | 36 years and counting...

10/28/2018
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Welcome to episode 115 of The PE Umbrella podcast! Joining me Under the Umbrella today is elementary school PE teacher of 36 years and soccer coach, Mr Jim Harte! Through a career spanning over 3 decades, it's fair to say that Jim has seen it all and with that comes a wealth of experience to draw upon. The greatest strength of Jim, in my opinion, is his willingness to innovate and continually reinvent himself as a teacher, pushing his teaching pedagogy and ideas to this day. During this...

Duration:00:56:59

Ryan Bromyard | Passionate, Committed, Happy

10/23/2018
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Welcome to episode 114 of The PE Umbrella podcast! Joining me Under the Umbrella today is football coach and PE teacher working at Leicester City for the Premier League Primary Stars scheme, Ryan Bromyard! During this episode, we talk about the advantages of having a coaching background before undertaking a role teaching PE, as well as the differences and how Ryan has overcome those barriers. We also dive into a discussion about his own teaching traits and how they are helping inspire the...

Duration:00:42:21

Resources | SHHH! Don't Wake The Bears

10/10/2018
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Welcome to episode 113 of The PE Umbrella podcast! This week I am fired up to bring you yet another awesome resource activity, PLUS my warm-up of the week, a last-minute inclusion into today's show! SHHHH! Don't wake the bears is a unique twist on the old classic 'Rob the Nest' and seeks to fully engage the students in some wonderful learning. Best suited to EYFS/KS1 age groups, your students will be rehearsing their agility, stability and object manipulation skills as they take food from...

Duration:00:18:59

Sarah Williams | Meeting them where they're at!

10/3/2018
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Welcome to episode 112 of The PE Umbrella podcast! Joining me Under the Umbrella today is senior lecturer from Sheffield Hallam University, Sarah Williams! Originally from New Zealand, Sarah spent her early years teaching as a classroom teacher before becoming a primary PE specialist and then onto her current role. During this episode, we dig into Sarah's teaching past and discover her joy for teaching and how we believe primary PE should be structured. We also discuss plenty of the show...

Duration:00:50:50

Gareth Jones | Primary PE from the inside!

9/26/2018
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Welcome to episode 111 of The PE Umbrella podcast! Joining me Under the Umbrella today is Primary PE teacher, straight out of Yorkshire, Gareth Jones. Doing wonderful things just down the road from me in York, Gareth works alongside 21 schools to improve their offering of PE provision and is making a real difference. During this episode, we reminisce about our classroom teaching roles, the current state of primary PE and where we think it needs to head. Not only that but we dive into the...

Duration:00:40:55

Resources | AMAZING games for teaching fundamental dribbling skills

9/20/2018
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Welcome to episode 110 of The PE Umbrella podcast! This week I am excited to bring you TWO more awesome PE games to try out with your class! Lasting the test of time and first used over a decade ago, these activities are a must to have in the locker when teaching dribbling skills to your class. Heaps of fun with lots of practical teaching covering the 4 umbrellas, what's not to love about them? Having used them successfully in KS1 and KS2 it's safe to say they will be an enormous hit! To...

Duration:00:19:15

Resources | Mix Your Palette (Throwing)

9/13/2018
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Welcome to episode 109 of The PE Umbrella podcast! This week I am excited to bring you another lovely activity and accompanying PDF to use with your students called Mix Your Palette! Versatile and heaps of fun, your students will love working on their throwing accuracy and competing head to head with each other to be the first to mix their colours. Want less competition? Don't worry, students can play cooperatively to build their palette and choose their own level of difficulty! With links...

Duration:00:12:17

Michael Farnell | BBC Super Movers

8/24/2018
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Welcome to episode 108 of The PE Umbrella Podcast and another superb episode as I interview assistant producer for BBC Learning Michael Farnell. This episode seeks to unpick the ins and outs of the wonderful Super Movers Initiative launched by the BBC and English Premier League, seeking to get children moving more in their school day. Michael talks about what the 'initiative' actually is and shares WHY it was even launched. We then talk about success stories from the initiative so far and...

Duration:00:41:33

Dan Fallon | Lifelong Movements

8/2/2018
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Welcome to episode 107 of The PE Umbrella Podcast and another awesome interview episode with Mr Dan Fallon. Dan is a movement specialist coach and ex-member of the royal navy. So when it comes to functional movements he really knows his stuff! In this episode, we dive into the obesity crisis in our Primary Schools and discuss how 'Lifelong' functional movements should and could become a greater staple in the school day of all children. What is a 'Lifelong' Movement? What does it mean?...

Duration:00:51:24