Positive Playtime Practice
Positive Playtime Practice
Whether it’s cluster training, or in school delivery, Chris will take all participants through a journey of active behaviour assessment against the 5 ways to wellbeing. The outcomes of this analysis will link throughout the session to current break time and lunch time outcomes. Everyone who attends the training will use De Bono’s hats and a human bar chart approach to understand why they currently get the outcomes they are and what they can do to improve those outcomes.
Once the baseline has been undertaken, action planning, driven by the children using their new insight, is then undertaken to bring the 5 ways to wellbeing to life outside in the playground – examples are shared from previous action planning sessions with over 50 different activities available for the pupils to choose from or tweak and adapt for their playgrounds (This activity is undertaken by adults during cluster training and gives them an insight into how to set up the action planning phase with the pupils back at school).
Finally, we look at targeting pupils with the MDSV: Through a discussion based approach, MDSV highlight a number of children they see as being isolated, withdrawn, presenting low level poor behaviours, etc. These pupils are then planned into specific tasks linked to the 5 ways.
Cluster training offers insight into the process, and staff who attend are given the resources to then go away and set up PPP training in their own setting.If cluster training is undertaken and schools wish to have PPP delivered personally, this is also a popular option (See below).For schools looking to use this as an intervention to achieve a recognised Healthy Schools Award, this fits perfect, with 2 data snap shots set up to show starting points and progress linked to knowledge and behaviour change.
Our practices have been brought in line to provide impact evidence against the Behaviour and attitudes, and Personal Development sections of the updated Education Inspection Framework 2019.
Behaviour and attitudes
Intervention used as evidence to achieve Mental Health Champion Status in Gloucestershire – 2019
Increase in number of children and young people who understand and actively communicate the five ways to well-being
Intervention used as evidence towards their Mental Health Champion Status in Gloucestershire – 2019
Increase in no of children and young people who access support schemes run by peers
“I just want to say a huge thank you for a fantastic, inspiring and totally engaging day, I can’t believe how much you achieved with our Y5 children in such a short time. I can confidently say that every single child in the focus group left school yesterday with new skills, new understanding and a feeling of ‘I can do anything if I believe in myself’.”
“My 5-year-old son was so excited when Andy visited Yorkley School. He was very inspired by Andy and his story, but it was Andy’s description of how he can change his leg to his blade, my son said, “it clicks on like a Lego brick” Which as a parent feel this will stop the stigma of people with disabilities and what they can achieve. Andy is proof of that”
“Hi Andy, you went to St John’s school and my son Harvey loved it! He now knows who you are when I watch the sports on you and now has more of an interest when I watch the sports as I watch a lot of the running, Olympics and things like that! When he came home from school the day you went he didn’t shut up about you! It was lovely to see him home from school with such energy and enthusiasm which doesn’t happen all the time. Hope that makes sense.”
“Hi Andy, you visited my daughter’s schools this week (Coalway Junior School) and I haven’t stopped hearing about it since. She thoroughly enjoyed the sports you did with them outside and was fascinated when you took off your leg and showed them your running blade. Her highlight was getting to hold your gold medal. Thank you for a fabulous day and sharing your story, she’s come home truly inspired”
“Andy, thanks so much for coming in to Preston’s school, he was so motivated by your visit. I have to say we have had lots of visits to the school but none with the impact you’ve had. Thanks so much”
The ‘Positive Playtimes’ initiative supports pupils’ welfare successfully at breaktimes. Staff encourage pupils to play in the designated zones: ‘stay connected, stay active, give compliments, learn new things and take notice’.
“Thanks again for yesterday, it was everything I was hoping for the children and more! I must also add, I’ve never had such positive feedback from all of the staff – ‘the best speaker we’ve had in the school’ … stick that on your CV!”
“Thank you very, very much for presenting at our Away Day on Wednesday. You were the clear highlight of the day for all the people who attended. It was also lovely that you stayed behind for photos and brought your medals for us to see. Yours was an inspirational story, and our staff were moved by it, and motivated by it.”