An Introduction to Inclusive Physical Education, Primary

Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins : 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 3.15 PM

Course Information

NCSE in collaboration with the CARA Centre, present this one day Inclusive Physical Education seminar, aimed at primary school teachers in a mainstream setting. 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 addressing varying needs of pupils
  • Identify and apply the ‘TREE’ model and the Inclusion Spectrum 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

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