Teacher support – Miss Hurst and Miss Lowes

Playground Buddies are pupils who help to make playtime a happy time for children. Children interested in becoming Playground Buddies signed up at the beginning the year. Selected children have been given training before working in the playground.  A rota is drawn up so all buddies are on duty for one morning or afternoon playtime and one lunchtime play per week. Playground buddies will meet on a weekly basis to discuss playtime games and activities.  Teachers will also explain expectations and provide examples of how to solve playtime problems. The role of Playground Buddies involves:

  • helping children find new friends
  • making children feel comfortable and welcome
  • including children who are lonely and helping them to play games
  • giving support to children to find solutions to a problem
  • being fair and not taking sides
  • helping children if they fall over and comforting them
  • helping children to find something if they’ve lost it in the playground
  • teaching new games (weekly)
  • asking the lunchtime supervisors if they are unsure of what to do in a situation

Who are the Playground Buddies? The High Spen Playground Buddies are:

  • Harry Munt
  • Emily Jane Thompson
  • Ellie Logan
  • Brooke Dodds
  • Lucienne Parry – Paines

Please look at the notice board near the staff room to find pictures of the High Spen Playground Buddies. Weekly Rota :

Day Morning Break Lunch Afternoon break
Monday Harry Munt

Lucienne Parry – Paines

Harry Munt

Lucienne Parry – Paines

Tuesday Brooke Dodds

Emily Jane Thompson

Brooke Dodds

Emily Jane Thompson

Wednesday Ellie Logan

Harry Munt

Ellie LoganHarry Munt
Thursday Ellie Logan

Brooke Dodds

Ellie Logan

Brooke Dodds

Friday Lucienne Parry – Paines

Emily Jane Thompson

Lucienne Parry – Paines

Emily Jane Thompson

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