Inclusive PE Workshop

Too often we hear of children with SEN or a disability being sent to the resource room when their class is taking part in a PE lesson. More often it is not because the teacher doesn’t want to include them, but more that they don’t know how. As a result, Cara has collaborated and partnered with the Special Education Support Service (SESS) to design and develop a one day Primary Teachers’ in-service entitled ‘An Introduction to Inclusive Physical Education’, which is being delivered by the SESS.

Inclusive PE is a practical-based seminar focusing on enhancing a teacher’s knowledge, skills and understanding of how to include ALL pupils, regardless of ability, within their PE lesson. The Inclusion Continuum is a tool which can support teachers with the planning of their lessons. It outlines the different types of activities which can be provided to support the needs of all children. The TREE model is an adaptation tool which can support teachers in the delivery of their lessons. By adapting the teaching style, rules, equipment and/or environment, all children can be included in the class. This in-service provides teachers with the opportunity to practically experience the application of both tools to various strands of the PE curriculum, enhancing their ability to give ALL pupils the opportunity to reach their potential.

This in-service provides teachers with the opportunity to practically experience the application of both tools to various strands of the PE curriculum, enhancing their ability to give ALL pupils the opportunity to reach their potential.

How to book

To book your place on this one day Primary Teachers’ in-service, please log on to: www.sess.ie/introduction-inclusive-physical-education

Who should attend?

Mainstream Primary Teachers working in classes with pupils with SEN*, Full-time Resource/Learning Support teachers currently working with pupils with SEN

* Permission from the Board of Management is required to attend.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identified and addressed the varying needs of pupils with a focus on increasing engagement within the PE class
  • Discussed the Inclusion Continuum and applied the ‘TREE’ model to adapt PE activities for the inclusion of all pupils
  • Demonstrated how fundamental movement skills (FMS) are prevalent in all strands of the PE curriculum and highlighted the importance of the development of these skills for all pupils, with particular emphasis on pupils with SEN
  • Participated in mini-practicals demonstrating the various strands in PE, and discussed and demonstrated how pupils with different needs can be included