Big Appetite for Lunchtime Training

24 Midday Supervisors from 11 Infant & Primary schools in the Dales & Hope Valley attended our first training opportunity at The Arc in Matlock last month. Midday Supervisor Training RDSSP Nov 2013-2

After a briefing from RDSSP Partnership Manager Janice Price about the new PE & Sport Premium funding and the criteria used by Ofsted in their assessment of schools, there was group discussion around how Midday Supervisors in the lunchtime roles can help schools demonstrate they are providing opportunities for children to be active and receive health messages.

Janice Price said:  “Some excellent ideas and practice was shared before we kicked off the practical element of the training.” Midday Supervisor Training RDSSP Nov 2013“Inspired by the enthusiasm of Eliot Martin-French, our new SSP support assistant, the group rapidly threw themselves into the spirit of things, playing and learning new games & activities that carry positive health messages to be imparted in the playground.”

“We talked about how Young Leaders could be encouraged to take a lead role at lunchtimes as ‘Health ambassadors’ to help spread the word about the importance of adopting an active & healthy lifestyle.” Midday Supervisor Feedback Nov 2013 RDSSP

“The feedback after the course was very positive with many saying they’d like to receive ‘Energy Club training’ which is available through Sports Leaders UK.”

The next Midday Supervisor training session in January is already full but the one on the 9th May still has places left.  The SSP will look at running Energy Club training if enough schools express an interest.

Please e-mail Janice ( or Eliot ( for more information or check the website for further training opportunities which are free to SSP affiliated schools.

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