Dr Nalda Wainwright BA, MA, PhD

Director: Wales Institiute for Physical Literacy

Programme Director: MA Physical Education, Sport and Physical Literacy; MA Physical Education with Secondary QTS

Principal Lecturer: School of Sport Health and Outdoor Education

Carmarthen

Tel: +44 (0) 1267 676730
E-mail: n.wainwright@uwtsd.ac.uk

Nalda Wainwright

  • Deliver on the BA Physical Education and BA Outdoor Education Programmes.
  • Programme director for the MA Physical Education and MA Physical Education with Secondary QTS.
  • Course co-director Masters in Physical Education International Summer Institute.
  • Co-Director: International Physical Education research methods summer institute

Dr Wainwright taught for 14 years in primary schools, was associate advisor for Physical Education in Pembrokeshire and Head of an attached unit for pupils with moderate and complex learning needs.

She has worked in teacher education focussing on primary physical education, language development and inclusion.

Dr Wainwright was lead consultant for the Physical Education and School Sport Inclusion project researching and authoring professional development training and resources for teachers in Wales. 

  • Chairperson of BAALPE (Wales  2005-2006).
  • Chairperson afPE Wales (2006-2008)
  • Member of Skills mapping working party for PESS Foundation Phase project.
  • Member of HEI working group for PESS project.
  • Invited member for the inaugural meeting and first workshop of the International Physical Literacy Association
  • Member of the Sport Wales Physical Literacy Expert group
  • Member of BERA
  • Fellow of the HEA

Module co-ordinator for:

  • Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport
  • Health in Education
  • Desks to Dens
  • Curriculum Adventure
  • Leading and Managing Curriculum change in Physical Education.
  • International Exchange in Sport Health and Outdoor Education
  • Research Methods in Masters Physical Education and Outdoor Education
  • Physical Education Masters Internship
  • Physical Education Masters Dissertation
  • The implementation of the Foundation Phase Curriculum in Wales and its impact on children’s Physical Literacy.
  • The impact of curriculum change in Wales on physical literacy.
  • Impacts of Physicality on children’s development and learning. 
  • Impact of the outdoors as a learning environment.
  • Teachers’ perceptions of professional development in physical and outdoor  and its impact on their practice.
  • Secondary pupils’ disaffection in Physical Education.

Dr Wainwright’s research has focussed on curriculum implementation in Wales, in particular how the Foundation Phase as a bold and broad curriculum achieved outcomes in relation to Physical Literacy. Dr Wainwright is an internationally recognised expert in the field of Physical literacy and as past vice chair of the International Physical Literacy Association and member of the Sport Wales Physical Literacy Expert group has had led developments in this work Nationally and Internationally.

Dr Wainwright is the chair of the Physical Literacy Action Research Group in Wales and Strategic lead for the Physical Literacy project in the region, managing the government regional grant for physical literacy in schools.

Dr Wainwright is an International Expert Advisor for the Australian Sports Commission, Physical Literacy Standards and Framework.

Dr Wainwright is an invited member of the Canadian Sport For Life Physical Literacy Research group.

Dr Wainwright is an invited member of the International Motor Development Consortium.

Wainwright,  N.  (2013) Physical Literacy in the Foundation Phase in Wales. Journal of Sport Science and PhysicalEducation, ICSSPE Bulletin 65 Special Feature Physical Literacy.

Williams, A. and Wainwright, N. (2012), Changing times for outdoor learning in Wales –

Outdoor Learning Cards, Adventurous Activities and Physical Education Horizons July 2012

Wainwright, N. and Williams, A. (2012) “Miss that’s the best PE lesson we’ve ever had and we couldn’t see for most of it.” Adventurous Activities and Physical Education in Wales. Physical Education Matters, summer, Vol 7 (2), 51 – 54, 2012.

Lavin, J.  Wainwright, N. et al. (2011). ‘Children’s Primary Physical Education in the United Kingdom- A post code lottery?  In Primary Physical Education Matters vol. 6 no. 1

Wainwright, N. (2006) ‘Accessing Learning through Effective Physical Education’ In Primary Physical Education Matters vol. 1 no. 3.

Wainwright, N., Goodway, J., Whitehead, M., Williams, A. and Kirk, D. (2016) The Foundation Phase in Wales – A play-based curriculum that supports the development of physical literacy. Education 3-13 DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2016.1176360

Williams, A. and Wainwright, N. (2014) A new pedagogical model for adventure in the curriculum: Part 1 – advocating for the model. Journal of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. DOI:10.1080/17408989.2015.104821.

Williams, A. and Wainwright, N. (2014) A new pedagogical model for adventure in the curriculum: Part 2 – outlining the model. Journal of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy . DOI:10.1080/17408989.2015.104822.

Williams, A. and Wainwright, N. (2014) Professional development for adventurous activities in Wales. Welsh Jnl of Education. Vol 17, 6-29.

Professional teaching resources.

PESS Inclusion Resource and support module for supporting children with Visual Impairment in Physical Education (2010).

PESS Inclusion Resource and support module for Teaching Assistants (2010).

PESS Inclusion Resource Pack and CPD core module (2009).

Book Chapters

Wainwright, N. (2012) From Desks to Dens, In Griggs G (ed) An Introduction to Primary Physical EducationLondon: Routledge.

Wainwright and Davies (2017 in press) Physical Education in Wales in Griggs and Petrie (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education. London: Routledge

Goodyear, Blain, Quarmby and Wainwright (2016) APPlying Teaching and Learning with iPads in Armour and Casey (eds) Pedagogical cases London: Routledge.

Teachers TV ITE Lecture ‘Making PE Inclusive’ 2009

Conference workshops / Presentations

Wainwright, N.  (2013) A Study of the interpretation and implementation of the Foundation Phase in Wales. The 2nd International Physical Literacy Conference,

Wainwright, N.  (2013) The Foundation Phase as a Pedagogical Model for Physcial Literacy. . Second Outdoor Health, Pedagogy and Lifestyle Research seminar23rd-25th April UWTSD.

Wainwright, N.  (2013) The Foundation Phase as a Pedagogical Model for Physcial Literacy. afPE Wales,  Botanic Gardens 22nd March.

Williams, A. and Wainwright, N. (2012) The impact of the Outdoor Learning Cards Resource upon Adventurous Activity Provision in Wales. Paper presented at the 13thAnnual Conference of the European Institute for Outdoor and Adventure Education and Experiential Learning (EOE), Derwent Hill, Keswick, Cumbria.26-30 September 2012

Williams, A. and Wainwright, N. (2011) Camping on Concrete: professional development for adventurous activities in Wales.In the proceedings of the AIESEP Conferenece, University of Limerick, 22-25 June.

Wainwright, N. (2011) An Invesitgation into the interpretationa and implementation of the Foundation Phase in Wales.  Physical Literacy conference, Unversity of Bedfordshire, Luton .June

Wainwright, N. (2011) An Investigation into the implementation of the Foundation Phase in Wales.  Telemark University, Norway. March

Wainwright, N. (2010) Using the Outdoor Learning Cards in Higher Education. Outdoor Advisors National Conference . Leamington Spa, Oct.

Inclusive Physical Education.    PESS DC Mangers conference Llandrindod 2009

Inclusive Physical Education   PESS National training conference Llndrindod 2008

Inclusive Physical Education  PESS Regional Conference (South East Wales) 2008

Accessing learning Through Effective Physical Education   PESS regional conferences (North & South West)  2007

Accessing learning Through Effective Physical Education   Roehampton Primary PE Conference  2007

Accessing learning Through Effective Physical Education   Nottingham Primary PE Conference  2006

Accessing learning Through Effective Physical Education   BAALPE National Conference 2005