“If you see an inspector coming through, you make sure you speak to them about the positive things going on in your school!”
Welcome to episode 116 of The PE Umbrella Podcast, the only Primary PE podcast in the world, as we talk ALL things Physical Education.
This week you get double value as I am joined by not one, but two Primary PE specialists, both working right here in glorious Yorkshire! Dan Wilson and Niall O’Brien both have a number of years now of hands-on teaching experience and work with Primary PE and School Sport, managing budgets, upskilling staff and ultimately raising the profile of the best subject in the world! They have now teamed up and are the brains behind QUESTR, a resource that specialises in using interactive games to enhance learning, wellbeing and physical activity.
This episode is absolutely packed full of knowledge bombs and real discussion around current issues in Primary School PE. Whether this is health & wellbeing, competition or teaching life skills, we have it all for you this week. It was a real pleasure recording with both of these individuals, and it was like hosting CPD for myself!
Click below to jump to timestamps for key talking points in this episode…
Are schools starting to make health and wellbeing a higher priority? [03:48]
What’s the single best thing you’ve done to help change the ethos and culture of a school? [23:59]
What is the Worst lesson you have ever taught in Physical Education? What did you learn? [1:00:30]
Competition and Instant Gratification? [37:20]
What is your favourite EVER warm up? [1:18:34]
What is your top class management tip for teaching Primary PE? [55:31]
What have you learned about yourself or the teaching profession in the past 12 months that you didn’t know or believe before? [1:24:40]
Twitter – @thedanwilson @niallO7brien @questr_qr
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