Ryan Ellis - You don’t need to teach sport
In the penultimate episode of this series of The PE Huddle, Dan meets Ryan Ellis to talk about what Ryan sees happening in schools and his tips and tricks for juggling the many demands on you as a PE Lead, including pointing out that the National Curriculum for PE doesn’t actually require you to teach specific sports.
Who is Ryan Ellis?
‘The PE Umbrella Man’, as he is often called, lived a childhood filled with sport and physical activity and always had a burning desire to teach PE. After several years of coaching and then teaching, Ryan turned his full focus towards making a bigger impact in primary PE.
In 2015, Ryan set up The PE Umbrella which has evolved from a podcast platform into a consulting career allowing him to provide training for schools, universities and SCITTs.
Listen to this week’s episode of The PE Huddle: Make PE the golden thread in your school to hear Ryan’s words of wisdom.
In the podcast, we discuss
- Why you don’t need to pressure yourself to think of new activities every week.
- How, as a PE Lead, you can look at PE through different lenses.
- Why it’s important to take every opportunity to be the PE advocate.
- Why you shouldn’t let your own past experiences of PE affect how you approach teaching it.
Available to listen now wherever you get your podcasts.