Playground buddies

At Telscombe Cliffs, we have appointed play leaders in Years 5 and 6 and sport leaders in Years 4 to 6.

Our play leaders successfully applied for these positions.
Their role involves:
- supervising play
- leading games
- dealing with small conflicts
- helping children feel safe
- guiding other children around the school to find what they need.  
The children meet once a week with a member of Support Staff to discuss issues. They receive training in restorative justice to help them deal with small conflicts on the playground. They wear a bright orange cap to help identify them.  
The sports leaders run football games on the field or, in the winter terms, football skills on the Years 3 and 4 courtyard. Years 5 and 6 lead this for the first half of lunch and then Years 3 and 4 take over for the second half of lunch.This has proved incredibly successful because the children have:
- enjoyed running their own games
- learnt many important skills in leadership
- promoted positive behaviour.