'This positive book sets out to help teachers and pupils to work together to improve the quality of playtime...The time taken to develop these worthwhile skills is likely to be well spent and benefit the school and playtime in the long run' - Youth in Mind
This book aims to assist teachers to train pupils aged 6 - 11 in peer befriending. The contents include comprehensive facilitator notes on running training programme for young people including Circle Time activities, pro-social games and necessary photocopiable worksheets.
The contents are based on the author's own experiences of running such a programme to assist pro-social behaviour at breaks and lunchtimes. Also included in the book are some awareness raising sessions for support staff and lunchtime supervisors.
This programme is not intended to be mediation training, rather it is a 'friends' scheme. It has been successfully trialled in primary schools in Bromley.
Introduction and Background How to use the materials Training for Pals Session 1 Resources: Rules Playground Observation Session 2 Resources: Good thoughts about me Session 3 Resources: Rhyme Role-plays Session 4 Resources: Pal Guide Booklet Pal certificate Assembly Follow Up Sessions General Listening Skills Mediation Anger Management Training For Y2 Lunch-Time Supervisors Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Resources: Questionnaire Helpful Hints Sheet Certificate Appendix 1: Letter To Parents Appendix 2: Sample Job Specification Appendix 3: Skills List Appendix 4: Advert For Playground Pals Appendix 5: Pupil Survey Appendix 6: Teacher Survey Appendix 7: Parent/Governor survey/letter Appendix 8: What The Children Say.......... Bibliography