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1 Course Materials Jo Pike University of Hull

2 Evaluation from pilot  Less role play  More school context  More on ‘Every Child Matters’  More practical strategies for managing behaviour  Trainer that was familiar with the role

3 Course Materials  ‘School Mentor’ Pack  Trainer Workbook  Trainee Workbook  CD Rom

4 The School Mentor  School Mentor acts to provide a link between the lunchtime team and the rest of the school –Communication –Support –Putting skills into practice  Example one - effective working practices  Example two - less effective working practices

5 Trainer and Trainee Workbooks  Designed to complement each other  Symbols in trainer workbook (see page 9) e.g. page 16 - Introduction to workshop Trainer input Discussion Activity  Before and after work (see pg 24/14)

6 Workshop 1 - the Role of the LTS  Understand the background to the training programme, how it will run and how it will support lunchtimes at school  Think about children’s views about lunchtime and how lunchtime staff can help to improve children’s lunchtime experiences  Apply knowledge of roles and responsibilities of lunchtime staff to increase your understanding of the wider lunchtime setting  Understand how what you do in the dining room and playground relates to the wider objectives of the school  Be aware of the ‘Every Child Matters’ outcomes and other policy initiatives relating to children school and health and how you can contribute to these.

7 Content  Introduction to course  Children’s views of lunchtime  Roles  Responsibilities  ‘Every Child Matters’

8 Children’s Views




12 Roles and Responsibilities  Activities 2 and 3 aim to  Clarify specific roles of lunchtime staff  Compare and contrast experiences in different schools  Define boundaries between lunchtime staff and other staff  Highlight diversity of role, professional skills needed and to generate confidence and respect

13 Every Child Matters  Activities 4 and 5 aim to  Explore the ‘Every Child Matters’ Outcomes  Understand why these are important for schools  Demonstrate how lunchtime staff contribute to these outcomes  See page 23

14 Workshop 2 ‘Promoting Positive Behaviour’  Understand current policy aimed at encouraging positive behaviour  Understand the important role of lunchtime staff in promoting positive behaviour  Apply skills and techniques for promoting positive behaviour in school  Identify common triggers leading to inappropriate behaviour  Use a range of skills to deal with challenging behaviours  Have increased confidence and skills when faced with challenging behaviour

15 Content  Discussion  SEAL  Promotion of Positive Behaviour - Praise and Rewards  Preventing inappropriate behaviour - triggers and authority  Managing challenging behaviour - first and second behaviour, separating child from their behaviour

16 Children’s Behaviour  Activity 1 aims to –Explore some of the issues around behaviour –Allow people to air views –Establish principles of promoting positive behaviour

17 Praise and Rewards  Activity 2 aims to  Introduce SEAL programme and selection of materials  Examples of praise –Verbal and non verbal  Types of rewards –Age appropriate –Varied –Selected by pupils?  Feelings about praise

18 Prevention  Activity 3 aims to –Encourage staff to identify common triggers –Become pro - active in avoiding conflict –Develop skills to engage children in games  Activity 4, 5 and 6 aim to –Develop communication skills –Encourage staff to be more assertive –Develop confidence –Work through example

19 Managing Challenging Behaviour  Activity 7 aims to –Encourage positive views of children –Develop communication –Maintaining professionalism  Activity 8 aims to –Develop skills in resolving conflict –Avoid getting drawn into disputes –Listening to children

20 Workshop 3 ‘Encouraging Healthier Eating’  Understand the important role of lunchtime staff in encouraging healthier eating in school  Understand current policy relating to healthier eating in school  Understand what is involved in promoting healthier eating in the school environment  Apply a range of skills and techniques for encouraging healthier eating in school  Identify new ideas for improving the dining room environment and how to involve children in promoting healthier eating  Have increased confidence and skills when encouraging children to eat more healthily

21 Content  Discussion  Why is healthier eating important?  Eatwell plate - 5 A DAY  Encouraging healthier eating  Packed lunches  Fun lunchtimes

22 Why is Healthier Eating Important?  Activity 1 aims to –Highlight importance of healthier eating to children’s development –Position healthier eating within wider context of children’s health –Develop understanding of policy agenda in relation to school food –Move understanding of healthier eating beyond obesity

23 Eatwell plate and 5 A DAY  Activity 2 aims to –Develop understanding of importance of balance and variety –Extend knowledge of food groups –Develop skills in communicating simple healthier eating messages to children  Activity 3 aims to –Develop understanding of what counts towards 5 A DAY –What counts as a portion

24 Encouraging Healthier Eating  Activity 4 aims to –Develop awareness of children’s likes and dislikes –Promote different techniques to encourage healthier eating –Understand the importance of positive attitudes to healthier eating

25 Packed lunches  Activity 5 aims to –Increase knowledge of healthier packed lunches –Highlight emotional significance of packed lunches –Provide guidance on how to approach inappropriate food items

26 Fun Lunchtimes  Activity 6 aims to –Bring together learning from all the workshops –Share ideas in good practice –Develop practical ideas for improving lunchtimes –Inspire lunchtime staff to be creative

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