Many schools I work with are struggling with:

  • Poor behaviour at playtimes, lunchtimes and in the dining hall
  • A high number of accidents in the playground?
  • Lack of things for children to do
  • Some children who don’t seem to know how to play.
  • Lunchtime supervisors who are standing around chatting and not playing with the children.
  • Lunchtime supervisors who are lacking skills and confidence?
  • Dining Hall which are chaotic, noisy and unstructured? 
  • Loss of teaching and learning time in the afternoon because of problems at lunchtime.

Would you like to learn how to:

  • Create lunchtimes and playtimes where children play happily and harmoniously
  • Have lunchtime superhero supervisors who engage and play games with your children
  • Play a variety of new and traditional playground games.
  • Establish or re–energise the Playground Activity Leaders (PALS) System.
  • Create Zoned Activity Areas.
  • Develop effective positive behaviour management systems.
  • Improve Wet Play
  • Create calm dining halls.
  • Provide ideas to support our most challenging children at playtime.
  • Develop a positive and effective lunchtime and playtime policy.
Training we offer

You can choose from a one to three-day training package for your school, or if you require a more personalised package, we can create bespoke training that is more suitable to your requirements and/or budget.

Our results show that when you get it right you have happier children, teachers, midday supervisors, lunchtime supervisors and parents!

How to be a lunchtime supervisor superhero training with Therese Hoyle

How to be a Lunchtime Supervisor Superhero Live Online Training

Public Course

A fun, interactive and extremely practical workshop that will empower your lunchtime supervisors and give them a toolkit of ideas that will make this the best time in the school day!

This course can also be offered as a bespoke training event to a single school/cluster.

How to be a Lunchtime Supervisor Superhero Workshop

This is a half or one day workshop for lunchtime supervisors which can take place during a normal school day, as an INSET training day or as online training.

Powerfully Positive Playtime Master Class

Our most popular training option. We come into your school over two to three days and work with your children and whole school team.

Traditional Playground Games Workshop

Traditional playground games have historically been handed down from generation to generation. Sadly they are disappearing fast. Our cross-curricular workshops are aimed at teaching children these games and re-inspiring your staff.

Re-Energise Your Lunchtimes and Playtimes – a tailor-made training package

For schools that already have a programme in place and are looking to re-inspire staff and children. A bespoke service, where we listen to your needs, the outcomes you desire and tailor a programme specifically for your school.

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“Thérèse delivered a high-quality and useful workshop on being a ‘Lunchtime Superhero’ that was tailor-made for my school and staff. The workshop provided particular emphasis on break/lunch times being a more harmonious part of the school day; more ownership to the Midday Meals Supervisors for the important role they play in school life, and how – via the use of games and activities – we can build strong relationships with all our children.”

David Ritchie

Assistant Headteacher, Kings Avenue Primary School, London

“Our recent online training provided by Therese has reinvigorated myself and our team at school. As a small school on the East Coast, we often struggle to have face-to-face training as the cost with travel is too high, the online flexibility of this training made this an cost effective option for us. It allowed staff to engage with via the online platform and also allowed staff who had to work during the time access afterwards. We now have heaps of ideas to refresh our play times and ensure all children are encouraged to play with one another in a purposeful and meaningful way. In addition to the online training, the resources provided will support our school in implementing the ideas further. Working with Therese has been great, and I look forward to working with her again in the future. Thank you for your time and fabulous ideas.”

Roxanne Gray

Deputy Headteacher, Toynton All Saints Primary School, Lincolnshire

I’m Therese Hoyle and have been running Social, Emotional and Mental Health Whole School Programmes for over 25 years and have spent the last 20 years developing and refining my Positive Playtime Programmes, so that schools get the very best training programme available. I’m also author of two books 101 Playground Games and 101 Wet Playtime Games and Activities.

I believe that Positive Playtimes need to be a whole school way and so training is offered to all staff – lunchtime supervisors, midday meal supervisors (MDSA’s), children, teachers, leadership team, admin team, caretaker, governors and anyone else interested.

When you book training with Therese Hoyle Consultancies you get Therese as your trainer, with her 25 years’ experience, not an employee.

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