What makes a good Lunchtime Supervisor?

Posted by Paul Aagaard · 8 min read · 6 comments

Lunchtime Supervisors from Sir Henry Fermor School, Crowborough.

Large numbers of children ‘letting off steam’ at lunchtime, lots of food to be served and eaten in a very short time and children running around in an outside space which is not meeting their individual play needs will all too often lead to fallings out, avoidable bumps and scrapes, boredom and poor digestion. So what can Lunchtime Supervisors do to manage this stressful scenario, ensure undesired incidents are reduced and avoid teachers and school leaders spending precious time sorting disputes out during the afternoon, when the children should all be back in ‘learning mode’?
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Positive behaviour training that improves midday supervisor engagement with children

Posted by Paul Aagaard · 1 min read · 0 comments

If your school is losing learning minutes in afternoon lessons because children are talking about unresolved lunchtime incidents and your Midday Supervisors (MDSAs) are struggling to manage challenging behaviour then our Midday Supervisor training can help.
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7 ways you can immediately improve Midday Supervisor engagement

Posted by Paul Aagaard · 6 min read · 24 comments

Creating restaurant style lunchtimes is a good way of getting MDSAs to engage more effectively with children.

Do you feel your Midday Supervisors (MDSAs) engage with children inappropriately and only engage when they have to? Do they spend most of their time washing, wiping and wandering around talking to their colleagues and are they inconsistent in how they apply your behaviour policy? I have been running MDSA training for the last ten years and have discovered that they are very motivated by being introduced to a few positive behaviour techniques.
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