Lunchtime Supervisor Training

Lunchtime Supervisor Training

Jenny Mosley’s unparallelled Lunchtime Supervisor Training is sought after by schools up and down the country and overseas! Fun, interactive and extremely practical, Jenny works closely with groups of supervisors. She then empowers them, providing an outlook on working with children over this potentially tricky part of the day.

“I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for such a wonderful Lunchtimes Supervisor Training day at Crosfield School. It was truly inspiring for me both professionally and personally. You have put life in perspective and I hope to bring the children at my school a piece of your guidance through me. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to have met you and I hope our paths cross again. Many many thanks.” Mrs Simone Hutchinson – Teaching Assistant and Lunchtimes Manager, Oaklands Infant School, Crowthorne 2015

You can see many other sample training testimonials here.

Jenny’s lunchtime supervisor training includes INSET training, Working in School Days, whole lunchtime training days or workshops. We also have open training conferences around the country and through the year. Furthermore you can search for the next course in your area.

Lunchtime Supervisor Training for School Dining Halls

Jenny works passionately to promote calm school dining hall. Furthermore this is done through Lunchtime Supervisor Training, helping supervisors introduce dining hall rules, efficient dining hall systems and many practical, common sense ideas. Luckily these can all be implemented almost immediately. Using simple, tried and tested approaches, Jenny’s Lunchtime Supervisor Training works to empower practitioners. It therefore helps adults communicate better with children, promoting positive behaviour. Consequently, the dining hall is calmer with reduced noise and queues. In this way, lunchtimes flow much better in school and lunchtimes become healthier for children.

So, you may like to see our dining hall articles in Headteacher Update, the TES and Education Today (p.19). You can also read a lunchtimes training blog about dining hall systems that really work or an alternative blog about a booking for training that covered 9 different schools and a week-long project.

“I just wanted to drop you a note to say that we have been running your Golden ticket / table idea for the last two weeks, following on from the training you gave in Peterborough a few weeks ago. It has made a huge difference to the noise levels in the dinner hall and the children are loving trying to win a ticket, by being the first to notice me with my hand up for quiet, helping to tidy away and playing new games with different groups of children. Many Thanks for the fantastic course.” Claire Belson – Senior Midday Supervisor Northborough Primary School 2016

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Lunchtime Supervisor Training For Playgrounds And Playtimes

Out in the playground, Jenny empowers Lunchtime Supervisors through Lunchtime Supervisor Training to encourage more active, happy playtimes. Jenny similarly introduces unique strategies to help engage and motivate children whilst encouraging positive behaviour and teamwork. So the initiatives that Jenny has originated and promotes include:

Just as every school is unique, every child is unique so we happily tailor our training to meet the needs of your setting.

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Lunchtime supervisors help to keep playtimes calm, fun and interesting! With Jenny Mosley’s Lunchtime Supervisor Training, staff are empowered to encourage and inspire children. They then play more new and traditional playground games and activities. Some of Jenny’s resources are on useful cards so that children can use them themselves. It doesn’t take long for everyone to become more active and engaged in the playground. Children themselves make great teacher! Consequently they can teach other children the games that they have learnt.

Our rewards and sanctions notelets pads can be kept in a pocket and used to reinforce the Playground Golden Rules. So notelets are filled in and given to the child. Lunchtime supervisors can also carry small certificate pads – used to reward children who are following all the rules.

Why Can Playtimes Be Tricky?

Some children really struggle with playtimes. Without the physical boundaries – like walls, tables and chairs, and without classroom social boundaries they can become lost.

So we understand that the happiness and productivity of many classrooms and playgrounds is dependent upon the energy of lunchtime supervisors. Also their enthusiasm and skill levels play a big part. It appears that very often their skills left to develop through practical experience only. We believe that pupils benefit greatly when Lunchtime Supervisor Training and training for Teaching Assistants is promoted. Teaching Assistants also benefit from working alongside teachers and alongside Jenny Mosley in circle times, co-running circles of support for troubled pupils, helping to bring out creativity within pupils and raising self-esteem of the whole class. Lunchtime supervisors can hone their skills through training of running successful, calm and productive lunchtimes and playtimes through lunchtimes training courses.

Lunchtime staff have such an 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. All of Jenny Mosley’s Lunchtimes Supervisor Training provides helpful advice and empowerment for staff. And Jenny’s style is accessible and brimming with great ideas to help create calm and happy lunchtimes.

How Can We Help with Playtimes?

Do either come to us with your own ideas for training for Midday Supervisors and TAs – and we will propose a programme to help your school flourish. Alternatively we can design a programme which will suit supervisors, teachers and teaching assistants.

Most important of all, all our training courses feature Jenny Mosley’s Golden Model – and each course is tailor-made to each request. When you contact Jenny Mosley’s offices, you will have your own dedicated training administrator. Consequentoy, we can help to tailor the day to meet the needs of your school community.

Supervisor Resources

Resources To Help Create Calm Dining Halls

Jenny’s Positive Press shop lovingly creates and stocks resources for lunchtime supervisors due to popular demand. These are for the the Dining Hall – from handy pocket books to games books, posters, signs and staff books to really help sort out your lunchtimes! Especially noteworthy is Jenny’s original, best-selling Dining Hall Book (How To Create Calm Dining Halls) and Dining Hall Helper resources are already making a big difference to many schools. You can find all our Dining Hall Resources in our Webshop. All of these resources back up and help embed Jenny’s Lunchtime Supervisor Training.

First of all, dining hall issues can include too much noise, queues being too long, children not eating well. Secondly this can lead to over-stressed Midday Supervisors and Lunchtime Supervisors. In response to this, Jenny has training and resources to bring a sense of order and motivation for staff.

The drive for making school lunches much more healthy for children is making an impact. To celebrate children choosing healthy options for lunch, we have produced a fabulously colourful range of funky fruit and vegetable posters. These are accompanied by the lovely Wally Wheelbarrow’s Guide for Healthy Eating.

Resources For Lunchtime Supervisors To Create Happy, Active Playgrounds And Playtimes

In our webshop, Playground Games Books and Midday Supervisors Packs always fly off the shelves due to their popularity. We know that schools are relying upon them to enliven playtimes. Due to the training and resources available, many schools are now zoning their playgrounds to make better use of their space, you can find all the zone signs and zone manager resources in our Webshop.

For all enquiries, phone 01225 767157 or email: circletime@jennymosley.co.uk.

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