About the Author
Ian Pickup is currently Principal Lecturer in physical education at Roehampton University. Before joining Roehampton, Ian taught in secondary and primary schools, within Further Education, worked as a development officer for the Rugby Football Union and played professional rugby. Ian is currently conducting research into the physical self-perception of trainee teachers and is a partner within an EU-funded project focusing on physical education in the early years. He has recently published 'Teaching Physical Education in the Primary School: A Developmental Approach' (Continuum; with Lawry Price) and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy in 2007. Lawry Price is Assistant Dean (Learning and Teaching) and Principal Lecturer in Physical Education in the School of Education at Roehampton University. He has co and single authored 4 publications in the field of physical education and presented Research Papers at both National and International Conferences. This collaboration brings to bear the expertise of a team of colleagues committed to a developmental approach to teaching the subject of physical education in primary schools, a personal philosophy that has underpinned 30 years of practice and teaching the subject across all age groups, from toddlers to octogenarians. Julie Shaughnessy is a Principal Lecturer at Roehampton University, where she has developed a range of courses and resources for Primary Physical Education to support Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development. Jon Spence is Physical Education Enterprise Manager at Roehampton University and Regional Coordinator of Physical Education, Initial Teacher Training for London and the South East. He has been a teacher, mentor and lecturer for 20 years, working in a variety of schools, the sixth form college sector and Higher Education establishments. During this he has delivered and managed a wide range of different types of PE curriculum, ranging from work in primary schools through to undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In recent years his work has been with trainee teachers of Physical Education at St. Mary's College, Strawberry Hill and Roehampton University, working with primary trainees and primary teachers, whilst also acting as the regional coordinator for PE ITT - a role which challenges him to improve the quality of teacher training across London and the South East. Maxine Trace spent six years employed as a classroom teacher and Physical Education Subject Leader in a south west London primary school, before starting work as a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education in the School of Education at Roehampton University. Maxine teaches both BA and PGCE primary Physical Education modules for subject specialists and generalist trainees, and a separate course for Return to Teaching students. Part of her role is also dedicated to supervising students' Block School Experience across the academic year, and to providing CPD opportunities to schools in neighbouring boroughs. Maxine co-authored and presented a paper at Roehampton's ROERCE 2 conference in December 2005 and has had work published in the BJTPE Spring 2006 Vol. 37 No.1.