Staff Profile: Jo Shire
Sport and Exercise
I am passionate about teaching and learning and think these are the gateways to growing and achieving our potential.
I believe a lifelong involvement in physical activity can be life changing; and it starts at school. I taught in secondary schools for 10 years in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire before securing my role at the University. I was the PGCE course leader for 10 years where I trained over 150 PE teachers; many of whom now teach in local schools.
I have close links with over 45 local schools both primary and secondary and am currently working with teachers in primary schools to develop high quality physical education at Key Stages 1 and 2.
Association for Physical Education
Jo teaches on a wide range of modules within Physical Education. These include theoretical modules on teaching and learning styles, policy and practice within PE and practical modules
Sexuality and women's sport participation
Evaluating teaching development groups within HE
Equality and physical education
The meaning of health to young people
How trainee teachers' knowledge of teaching children with special needs is developed
Course leadership for the Level 5 and 6 Primary PE Specialist qualification accredited by Sports Leaders UK and Association for Physical Education.
Deliver CPD in schools on Outstanding Physical Education
BA (Hons) in Coaching and Physical Education and BA (Hons) Sports Coaching at Marjons, Plymouth.