Our school believes that Play is fundamentally important to all our children. In October 2018 we embarked on a programme called OPAL ‘Outdoor Play and Learning’ and over the subsequent months have developed both our outdoor space and the play opportunities we offer.
To lead these developments we have a Play Team:
- George Samios (Headteacher)
- Emily Paterson-Russell (Outdoor Play Co-ordinator)
- Mike Sawyer (Caretaker)
As part of the consultation process for we listened to all those involved; children, teachers, parents and our Governing body.
In March 2019 we developed a new Play Policy: TWI – Play Policy March 2019 and we also recruited and appointed a new Play Co-ordinator (Job Description: Play Coordinator Role Description).
We are really enjoying the different play that is taking place across the school with children of all ages alongside one another: YouTube Video of Our Play.