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Biography

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-convenor for the Centre for Professional Learning in Education, acting Co-Faculty Head of RKE for Education and was UoA co-lead for Education for the REF 2021 submission. Prior to working in higher education, Vicky was a Physical Education teacher and Regional Subject Adviser for Physical Education in south London. She has worked across a number of national and European professional networks to promote and develop primary Physical Education and initial teacher education, including the Department for Education formed Physical Education Expert Subject Advisory Group, the European Primary Physical Education Network, the and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood. She is convenor of the Primary Physical Education Teacher Education Network (PETEN), co-founder of the Primary Physical Education Assembley (PPEA) and Director of Teaching and Learning for the child mental health charity 'Stormbreak'.

Areas of expertise

  • Physical Education
  • Curriculum design
  • Teacher education
  • Children's mental health and wellbeing

Publications

Books

  • Griggs, G and V. Randall (2022) An Introduction to Primary Physical Education (2nd Edition) London: Routledge (in press)

Academic Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Defever, E., V. Randall & M. Jones (2021) A realist case study inquiry of English primary school physical activity initiatives, Sport, Education and Society, DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2021.1980779
  • Randall, V & M. Fleet (2021) Constructing knowledge in primary physical education: a critical perspective from pre-service teachers, Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 12(1), 20-35, DOI:10.1080/25742981.2020.1866439 
  • Mcveagh, H., M. Smith & V. Randall (2020) ‘It’s like it doesn’t really matter’: Are teachers accountable and equipped for teaching primary physical education? Education 3-13, DOI:10.1080/03004279.2020.1844777
  • Randall, V. & G. Griggs (2020) ‘Physical education from the sidelines: pre-service teachers opportunities to teach in English primary schools,’ Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education DOI:10.1080/03004279.2020.1736598
  • Randall, V. (2020) ‘Becoming a Primary Physical Educator’ Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education 48 (2), 133-146, DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2019.1594330
  • 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

Book chapters

  • Randall, V. (2021) ‘Dance: The art of movement’ in Ogier, S & S. Tutchell (1st Eds) Teaching the Arts in the Primary Curriculum London: Sage

  • Randall, V. & Griggs, G. (2019) Physical development and physical education for 5-7 year-olds, The Physical Development Needs of Young Children in Duncombe, R. (ed.). First ed. London: Routledge

 

Encyclopedia 

  • Randall, V and Barraclough A, (2021) ‘Mental Health and Movement: The Role of Physical Education’ In Peters, M. A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Singapore: Springer Singapore 
  • Bojesen, E and V. Randall (2019) Physical Education Teacher Education (Eds) Encyclopedia of Teacher Education Singapore: Springer Singapore
  • Randall, V. (2019) ‘The Professional Knowledge Base of Primary Physical Educators’ In, Peters, M. A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Singapore: Springer Singapore 

 

Professional Journals (Editorially reviewed)

  • Fleet, M., M. Yelling & V. Randall (2021) 'Stormbreak: Using movement to help children navigate a complex world' Physical Education Matters 16(2) pp. 30-32
  • Randall, V (2020) 'The Case for Movement to Support Child Mental health' Physical Education Matters 15(2) pp.10-12
  • 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 (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
  • 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. 57-59
  • 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., Kaitell, E., Randall, V. & Shaughnessy, J (2010) Maths and Physical Education in Primary Education: ‘More than just counting beanbags?’ Primary Mathematics p. 24-28

Research reports

  • Randall, V., Richardson, A., Swaithes, W. and Adams, A. (2016) Generation Next: The preparation of pre-service teachers in primary physical education Winchester: University of Winchester
  • 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

 

APPG Reports Contributor and Working Group Member

  • Mental Health through Movement (October, 2019)
  • Primary PE and Sport Premium (February, 2019)
  • Mental Health in Childhood (2018)
  • The Impact of Social and Economic Inequities on Child Health (2018)
  • Physical Activity in Early Childhood (2017)

 

 Conferences

Randall, V [invited panel speaker] ‘Getting the ethos right; building a sense of belonging’, Youth Sport Trust National Conference 2020: Getting to the Heart of a Well School, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 27th February 2020

Randall, V [invited chair and speaker for UK Active] ‘Understanding the positive affects of physical activity on mental wellbeing in children’ Elevate 19, Excel Arena, London 8th May 2019

Randall, V [invited speaker] ‘The launch of the Primary PE and Sport Premium Report’, All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood, Westminster, London, 13th March 2019

Randall, V & E. Bojesen [presenter] ‘Empowering practitioners and supporting professional learning Symposium title: A Connected Future for Primary Physical Education Teacher Education’, International Association of Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP) - World Congress 2018: Engaging, empowering and innovative futures: enhancing connective possibilities for physical education and sports pedagogy, 26th July 2018

Randall, V & E. Bojesen [presenter symposium] ‘ Unhealthy Fixations’, International Association of Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP) - World Congress 2018: Engaging, empowering and innovative futures: enhancing connective possibilities for physical education and sports pedagogy, 25th July 2018.

Randall, V (invited key note speaker) ‘Developing teacher knowledge (career phase, not age!)’, Chartered College of Teaching: Third Space: Developing effective learners, 7th July 2018

Randall, V (presenter) ‘Social Inequality in Children’s Health: A global issue’, 9th International Week of Professors, University of Latvia, Riga 16th May 2018

Randall, V (invited speaker) ‘Social and Economic Inequality on Child Health’ All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood, Westminster, London, 28th March 2018

Randall, V (presenter) ‘Becoming a Primary Physical Educator: Sourcing Professional Knowledge and Confidence’, European Conference on Educational Research: Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and educational research, 23rd August 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Randall, V (presenter) ‘Becoming a Primary Physical Educator: Sourcing Professional Knowledge and Confidence’, European Conference on Curriculum Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland, 17th June 2017

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) (invited speaker) ‘Developing Pedagogy in Primary Physical Education’ Invited presenter at the North East Physical Education Conference, Durham Leadership Centre 

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

Randall, V (2015) (Invited Chair) PE and Sport Premium: Allocating Resources & Increasing Participation in School Sport, Westminster Briefing, 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 (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 ‘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 (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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