A whole school approach that boosts every pupil's mental wellbeing!
1. 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.
2. 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)
3. 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with the MDSV: Through a discussion based approach, MDSV highlight a number of children they see as being isolated, withdrawn, presenting low level poor behaviours, etc.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.
4. 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.
5. If cluster training is undertaken and schools wish to have PPP delivered personally, this is also a popular option (See below).
6. 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.
Leader of Positive Playtime Practice, Chris Powell, receiving an award for Best National Community engagement organisation at the 2017 National Fitness Awards.
Chris Powell is an independent Health and Wellbeing Lead Teacher who is also currently working in association with:
Gloucestershire County Council in its Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning Lead Teacher Team (GHLL)
Active Gloucestershire, as a physical activity specialist supporting schools to plan for a successful sports premium spend
Ice Creates, supporting a clinical commissioning project for KS3 students to explore risk taking behaviours
Andy Lewis MBE, Bespoke Mentoring, writing mentoring programmes for the world, European and Olympic Paralympian
Wellbeing First Plus, creating a wellbeing journal to be launched in 2019
National Award winning Mini Rockets CIC – Health and Wellbeing Camps for vulnerable children based on the 5 ways to wellbeing
County Council Healthy Schools Teams: Cluster training is the most popular option to get this training rolled out in your schools. Over 40 schools in Gloucestershire are now trained in PPP. Just contact Chris via email to book him to deliver the training at your next cluster training event.
Individual Schools, Federations or MATs: Training is available in your school. Chris’s team of lead teachers can run a training day in your school and you’ll be left with a personalised action plan, a baseline snapshot of initial knowledge and behaviours liked to the 5 ways to wellbeing and a target sheet created alongside your MDSVs that focuses on the most needy children for the first 6 weeks of the programme.
Gloucestershire Schools can book onto free cluster sessions via the GHLL website www.ghll.org.uk, and can book individual school based training via the ‘GET IN TOUCH’ option below.
To book at Cluster training event, an individual schools training day, or just to find out more about PPP, use the ‘GET IN TOUCH’ option below, or give Chris a call on 07877340836.
Cluster training sessions last for approx. 2.5 hours with a maximum of 3 sessions running per day (60 delegates per session max).
School based training starts at 9.00am and is normally completed with all outcomes written up by 2pm.
Collaboration is key for Positive Playtime Practice, a great chance to connect with other schools and teachers.
Turning a difficult part of the day on its head and working with young people to address common every day issues.
Our ever increasing number of Schools we engage with are either attending cluster training or hosting personalised PPP training in their own schools.
Every time we deliver PPP training the children come up with more ideas to bring this practice to life.
Positive Playtimes has transformed our break and lunchtimes. It has given the children and staff a purposeful structure to enjoy the five areas of well-being. I have been completely surprised how low-disruptive behaviour has reduced over the past 2 months and would recommend to anyone to adopt such a simple but effective vehicle to engage the children. The children are more active, more empathetic and are immersed in plenty of activities to stimulate their collaborative developments. The Learning Area has had the most affect, seeing children motivated to be tested on times tables and spellings - this has sparked collaboration and a growing sensitivity with each other's learning. Thank you Chris for your training and time
We are delighted by the way our pupils have benefited from the introduction of Positive Playtime at Highnam C of E Primary Academy. It very much fits in with our vision and values. Last term we had some special Collective Worships to introduce the 5 wellbeing stations around the playground and the Academy Council organised some new playground markings. The highlight for me was when a few pupils in Year 2 were heading towards a teacher following a falling out. One of the pupils suddenly stopped and said: “We could go over to the ‘Give’ zone and sort this out ourselves.” It was very encouraging to hear and see!