This month we are celebrating the Midday Supervisors (and lunchtime supervisors as sometimes different schools have different titles for these hard working members of staff). Midday Supervisors have a very important role to play in the smooth running of a school – they help determine whether a school is happy or not and can have a profound effect on individual children’s lives.
Lunchtimes and playtimes can be the most challenging times of the day for some children. Challenging behaviour, playground upsets, wet weather, over-excited or bored children need very well-structured supervision so that they return to the classroom refreshed, happy and ready for the afternoon.
We believe great Lunchtime Supervisors:
- Have an important role to play.
- Effect ethos and happiness in school.
- Help get children more active.
- Can make lunchtimes fun and safe.
- Deserve helpful resources and training.
In our webshop we have many resources to help Midday Supervisors keep playgrounds organised, fun and interesting and this month we have a great offer on our new Midday Supervisors Pack–a lovely helping hand for hardworking Midday Supervisors!!Click here for Midday Supervisor Pack offer.
You will also find these great resources for Midday Supervisors in our webshop: Positive Playtimes – a book of exciting ideas for peaceful lunchtime and playtimes, including ideas to build Midday Supervisor’s self-esteem and tips on how to ensure that they feel a part of the school and that their opinions matter; Tips for Midday Supervisors–easy booklet to dip into for quick and practical ideas; Pocket Books full of games from skipping to crazes–we are really pleased with our new Pocket Playground Games from Around the World, which brings together different cultures and ideas, whilst encouraging children to have fun together; Zone Manager resources–Zone Managers help other children learn games relevant to their zone and also bring out and put away equipment–and we have our Playground Friends caps and tabards– and then there are Playground Friend resources–Playground Friends are given the responsibility of being FRIENDLY and noticing all the children who look lonely or who need some playtime support. Zone Managers and Playground Friends are both really important roles that support Midday Supervisors and really help to make the playground a safe, fun place to be.
I also provide training for lunchtime/midday supervisors, assistants, teachers and managers. Open courses include, Powerfully Positive Lunchtimes And Playtimes And Calm Dining Halls, Better Behaviour for Learning – Promoting Positive Relationships through Circle-Time. I can come into your school for an INSET day or during an ordinary school day. It may even be worth you getting together with a cluster of schools to host a training day with all your midday supervisors and teachers and even some parents and have a day on a ‘whole school approach to happier lunchtimes’. Where I will come into your school and share with you my whole school approach …