Creative and Engaging Lunchtime Training

Training that will up-skill SMSAs,
TAs and lunchtime staff

Giving them the skills and confidence to deliver safe and effective lunchtime activities.


75% reduction

in reported incidents and accidents at lunchtime


88% pupils active

for more than 60 minutes every day


90% of SMSAs

up-skilled to deliver games and activities at lunchtimes


100% pupils

happier and healthier due to ongoing lunchtime engagement

Training overview:

The workshop combines both practical and theory based sessions.

Throughout the workshop, participants will develop effective behaviour management, positive interaction, communicating with the children/other staff and how to deliver safe, fun and engaging lunchtime activities during lunchtimes.

Participants will further benefit from understanding how to organise, plan and deliver inclusive, safe, appropriate, fun and engaging activities across your playground setting creating a positive & stimulating environment for all pupils.

How the training is delivered and assessed?

The workshop is delivered over an interactive half day course, combining assessor, learner and group led theory and practical based sessions.

Participants typically start the workshop at 10:00 am, before “Going Live” during your school lunchtime with guidance and support from our lead trainer.

Theory / Group work

  • Understanding of Health and Safety in the playground
  • Best practice updates on legislation and benefits to staff and pupils'
  • Behaviour management in the playground

Practical sessions:

  • Activity ideas (Games and zoning your playground)
  • Positive engagement and playground interaction
  • Inclusion - Activities for all children
J and C lunchtime training has transformed the provision we have in the playground. Our playground pals are leading a wide variety of activities which all of our children are engaging with and taking part in. As a result, both playground behaviour and fitness have improved at Newton Farm. I am extremely happy with the outcomes of this training and would highly recommend it to any other Head Teachers who are looking to develop their lunchtime provision.

Matthew Bradley, Headteacher, Newton Farm Primary School