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Dr Vicky Randall is a Senior Fellow at the University of Winchester and Fellow of the Higher Education  Academy. She is subject coordinator for Physical Education, co-lead for the unit of assessment for Education and Knowledge Exchange lead for the Faculty of Education. Prior to working in higher education, Vicky was a Physical Education teacher and Regional Subject Adviser for Physical Education in south London. Her research interests include: child health, curriculum development, teacher development, policy and professional learning and she has published in academic journals, professional publications and book chapters within these fields. Vicky has worked across a number of national and European professional networks to promote and develop initial teacher education, including the Department for Education formed Physical Education Expert Subject Advisory Group, the European Primary Physical Education Network, the Primary Physical Education Teacher Educator Network and the All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood.

Areas of expertise

  • Physical Education
  • Curriculum design
  • Teacher Education



  • Randall, V (2019) The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood's Report on the Primary PE and Sport Premium Physical Education Matters 17, 3, p. 10-12 3
  • Huddleston, G. & Randall, V (2019) The Primary PE and Sport Premium: The impact on teachers and initial teacher education Physical Education Matters. 17, 3, p. 20-22
  • Randall, V. & Griggs, G., (2019) Physical development and physical education for 57-year-olds, The Physical Development Needs of Young Children in Duncombe, R. (ed.). First ed. London: Routledge
  • Randall, V. (2019) ‘Becoming a Primary Physical Educator’ Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education p. 1-14
  • Griggs, G. & Randall, V. (2018) ‘Primary Physical Education Subject Leadership: Along the road from in-house solutions to outsourcing’ Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education 47, 6, p. 664-677
  • Randall, V (2018) Reframing Teacher Knowledge: A model for professional knowledge development Impact, 3, p. 77-78
  • Huddleston, G. & Randall, V. (2018) Spending the Primary PE and School Sport Premium Five Years on: A Birmingham case study Physical Education Matters, 13 (3) p. 8-11 4
  • Randall, V (2017) Preparing our Next Generation of Primary Physical Educators Physical Education Matters 12, 2 p. 57-5
  • Randall, V (2015) Professional Knowledge Challenge and Opportunity for Primary Physical Education Physical Education Matters 10 (1) p. 60-63
  • Haydn-Davies, D. & Randall, V. (2012) ‘The Olympics and Paralympic Games: A mathematical legacy?’ Primary Mathematics p. 10-13
  • Haydn-Davies, D., Randall, V. & Spence, J (2011) The Role and Responsibility of Physical Education: Latest Thinking Relating to Child Development and the Understanding of UK Childhood Environments TOP Foundation
  • Haydn-Davies, D., Kaitell, E., Randall, V. & Shaughnessy, J., (2010) Maths and Physical Education in Primary Education ‘More than just counting beanbags’? Primary Mathematics p. 24-28


  • Randall, V and Clark, R. (2016) ‘Not Taking Knowledge for Granted’. Presentation given at 7th TEAN Conference: Cultivating Learning, Aston University, Birmingham 
  • Randall, V, and Richardson A and Clark R. (2016) ‘Generation Next’. Presentation was given at the Annual PE ITTE Network Conference, University of Wolverhampton

  • Randall V. (2016) ‘Developing Pedagogy in Primary Physical Education’ Invited presenter at the North East Physical Education Conference, Durham Leadership Centre  

  • Randall, V (2015) ‘Moving Forward Becoming a Primary Physical Educator: Sourcing professional knowledge and competence’, Paper presented at AIESEP International Conference, Universidad Europea, Madrid  

  • Chair: Westminster Briefing. PE and Sport Premium: Allocating Resources & Increasing Participation in School Sport (2015), America Square Conference Centre, London 

  • Randall, V (2014) ‘Becoming a primary physical educator’ Presentation given at AfPE Annual PE ITTE Network Conference, University of Wolverhampton

  • Randall V, Kaitell, and Davies R. (2014) ‘Moving together towards 2014: Launch of the PE Expert Group’ Presentation given at Annual PE ITTE Network Conference, University of Wolverhampton 

  • Randall, V (2013) ‘Primary Physical Education: Current Context’ Key note presentation given at Wiltshire Head Teachers' Conference, Wilton, Salisbury 

  • Randall, V (2013) ‘The Importance of Teacher Education: A critical discussion on policy reform relating to 2010 White Paper and its implications for preparing teachers’. Paper given at, We need to talk about teaching: education policy and practice after two and a half years of the Coalition government, King's College, London 

  • Randall, V., Kaitell, E and Clark, R (2013) ‘Towards a unified approach to primary initial teacher training and education (ITTE)’. Presentation was given at Annual PE ITTE Network Conference, University of Wolverhampton

  • Randall, V (2013) ’Constructing Initial Teacher Education’ Presentation given at, University of Latvia Student Conference, University of Latvia 

  • Randall, V (2013) ‘Ideology and Models of Professional Learning: The Voice of the Teacher Educator’. Presentation was given at  4th TEAN conference, Aston University, Birmingham 

  • Randall, V and Rose, D (2010) ‘Distance learning by webcam: Creating a flatter world or just a bumpier ride?’ Paper presented at Tunku Abdul Rahman College International Conference, Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur

  • Haydn-Davies, D., Kaitell, E., Randall, V. and Spence, J. (2010) The importance of goats in primary initial teacher education: a case study in physical education, Draft paper presented at British Educational Research Conference, Warwick University
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