Subject Group Leader Sports Education and Coaching
Telephone: +44 (0)1242 715160
I qualified as a Physical Education Teacher in 1990 after studying at St Paul’s and St Mary’s College Cheltenham. I then taught for 10 years in secondary schools in both Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. For the majority of this time I was both a Head of Physical Education and a Head of Year.
I really wanted to stay as a subject specialist so started my Masters in Philosophy in order to become a lecturer and secured this post in 2000. In 2003 in addition to my role within the Sports Education Course, I became the Subject Leader for the PGCE in PE.
I have particular interests in teaching high quality Physical Education and have presented at conference on this topic. Other particular areas of interest include health and its relationship with Physical Education and sexuality and sport.
- Master in Philosophy
- Masters in Education (Professional Development)
- BEd(Hons) Physical Education
Areas of research interest and teaching expertise
Research areas are group culture, mentoring of trainee teachers in schools and the link between health and physical education, although I am interested in any aspect of teaching and learning in schools.
I teach on a wide range of modules both teaching and coaching. Practical areas of expertise include dance, gym, hockey and movement skills. Within a theoretical context my main areas of expertise are in learning styles and theories, National Curriculum, Group Dynamics and sociocultural issues within sport and PE.
Fleming, S., McNamee, M., Jones, D., Pill. A & Shire, J. (2003) Evaluating the Teaching Development Group Scheme (2): probing the key themes and issues, Electronic Journal of Learning and Teaching 1
McNamee, M., Fleming, S., Jones, D., Pill, A. & Shire, J. (2003) Evaluating the Teaching Development Group Scheme, Electronic Journal of Learning and Teaching 1
Shire, J., Brackenridge, C. and Fuller, M. (2000) Changing Positions: The Sexual Politics of a Field Hockey Team 1986-1996. Women and Physical Activity Journal Spring 9 (1) pg. 35-64
Kilgour, L., Matthews, N., Christian, P. and Shire, J. (2013) Health Literacy in Schools; prioritising health and well-being issues through the curriculum Sport Education & Society DOI:10.1080/13573322.2013.769948
Shire, J and Hardman, J. (2009) Equality and Physical Education in Cole, M. (ed) Equality in the Secondary School London: Continuum pp.195-209
- 2006 - Sports Colleges Conference, Telford
- 2009 - Gloucester PE and Sport Conference, Gloucester
Membership of professional bodies
Association for Physical Education (AfPE)