The Primary PE Huddle

The Primary PE Huddle

Hosted by: Dan Hays & Paul Warner

Through this podcast series, Dan Hays and Paul Warner, from Aspire Active Education, aim to discover the power behind PE School Sport and Physical Activity in primary schools, the impact this has on the whole school,...


You don’t need to teach sport with Ryan Ellis

Season #2 Episode #8

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...
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Physical Activity for Whole School Improvement with Andy Heald

Season #2 Episode #7

Whole school improvement is no small matter. As a teacher, SLT member, or school governor, it is your responsibility to plan for and make changes that will have a positive impact on not only assessment data but also...
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Using gymnastics engagement for whole child development with Ryan Bradley

Season #2 Episode #6

International athlete Ryan Bradley champions holistic development through gymnastics An ex-international gymnast, Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist and five times British Champion, Ryan Bradley is now the Director of...
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PE is a learning subject, so treat it as one with Brendan Rouse

Season #2 Episode #5

In episode 5 of this series of The PE Huddle, Dan is joined by teacher (and five-ball juggler) Brendan Rouse.  Who is Brendan Rouse? Brendan is a primary teacher who specialises in teaching PE. He works across two...
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PE at the heart of school life with Helen Lowe

Season #2 Episode #4

Helen Lowe took over as Headteacher at Penns Primary just two months before the first lockdown. Despite all the disruption that ensued, she has worked hard to raise the profile of PE and physical activity in the...
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Be clear in your action plan what your short, medium and long-term goals are with Karl Rogerson

Season #2 Episode #3

When Karl Rogerson walked into his Headteacher’s office and declared that PE teaching in the school wasn’t good enough and that he could make it better, he probably didn’t realise he was taking the first step in a...
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Always be looking for ways to develop yourself and your team with Vanessa King

Season #2 Episode #2

In this week’s episode of the PE Huddle, Dan talks to Vanessa King, a PE consultant who knows that every school is different and believes that whatever the circumstances, one of the most important things you can do is...
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Budget for tennis balls with Stuart Jones

Season #2 Episode #1

The PE Huddle podcast is back for a second series! Episode 1 is now live, and Paul is in discussion with Stuart Jones. Who is Stuart Jones?Stuart is a busy man. In a one-form entry primary in Birmingham he holds many...
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An Early Years viewpoint of a bottom up approach to PE, Physical Activity and Physical Development with Helen Battelley

Season #1 Episode #4

Guest Helen Battelley is a world-renowned expert in physical activity in the Early Years. In this episode of The PE Huddle, Helen shares from her wealth of experience, and will inspire you to overhaul your provision....
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The power of the relationship between a PE Lead and their SLT with James Latham and Jonathan Smart

Season #1 Episode #3

In episode 3 of The Primary PE Huddle, guests James Latham and Jonathan Smart from Excelsior Multi Academy Trust join hosts Dan and Paul to talk about their professional relationship and why it is key to the success...
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A senior leaders view on the importance of physical activity in schools with Ian Griffiths

Season #1 Episode #2

In episode 2, Dan and Paul sit down to chat with guest Ian Griffiths.Who is Ian Griffiths?Ian is a Deputy Head Teacher at a primary school in Birmingham. Having grown up doing a lot of sport, he chose to study for a...
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Exploring Physically Active Learning with Dr Andy Daly-Smith

Season #1 Episode #1

In the first episode of our new podcast series, The Primary PE Huddle, hosts Dan Hays and Andrew Stanton are joined by Dr Andy Daly-Smith, Children’s Physical Activity Researcher. Who is Dr Andy Daly-Smith?Dr...
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