An Introduction to Inclusive Physical Education

Primary Courses - General
Date Venue
8th March 2018 The Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim
21st March 2018 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22
13th April 2018 The Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Meath
24th April 2018 Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Cork
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins : 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 3.30 PM

Course Information

SESS in collaboration with the CARA Centre, will run this one day Inclusive Physical Education seminar, aimed at primary teachers working with pupils with SEN. A balance of theoretical approaches and practical activities will enhance teachers’ knowledge of inclusive PE.


Expected Outcomes

  • Provide an understanding of inclusive PE and illustrate best practice for the classroom teacher
  • Identify and apply the ‘TREE’ model and the Inclusion Continuum as inclusive strategies
  • Identify and demonstrate the centrality of fundamental movement skills (FMS) for the physical development of all pupils with particular emphasis on pupils with SEN
  • Discuss and demonstrate the inclusion of all abilities through practical activities based on five of the six PE strands (Aquatics omitted)


Course Content

  • Identify and address the varying needs of pupils with a focus on increasing engagement within the PE class
  • Understand the Inclusion Continuum and apply the ‘TREE’ model to adapt PE activities for the inclusion of all pupils
  • Demonstrate how FMS are prevalent in all strands of the PE curriculum and highlight the importance of the development of these skills for pupils with SEN
  • Participate in mini-practical’s demonstrating the various strands in PE, and discuss and demonstrate how pupils with different needs can be included


Information for Applicants

This course is open to:

  • Teachers working in classes with pupils with SEN
  • Full-time Special Education Teachers who are currently working with student(s) with special education needs
  • Participants will require permission from the Board of Management to attend. Typically, substitution for this seminar will only be allowed to classroom teachers with primary responsibility for pupils with a special educational need and if it is deemed absolutely essential by the Principal
  • Typically substitution will only be allocated to non-substitute teachers
  • Payment is not available to teachers in a substitute capacity
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear are required for the practical sessions



Refreshments and lunch will be provided