Schools

Our unique approach

Play on Development delivers a wide range of high quality programmes for schools. We provide activities which support the four purposes of the new curriculum in Wales: ambitious, capable learners; enterprising, creative contributor; ethical, informed citizens and healthy, confident individuals. 

Health and Wellbeing
We recognise that good health and well-being is a key enabler of successful learning.  Our programmes develop the physical, psychological, emotional and social aspects of children’s lives.  Our bespoke programmes support the development of children’s physical health, well-being, mental health and emotional well-being, as well as developing positive relationships.

Progression
At Play on Development we incorporate the four models of progression operating within the Health and Well-being Area of Learning and Experience.  

  • Becoming more self-regulated – doing activities with the support of others who are more competent, toward being able to do activities independently and with growing competence.
  • Becoming more socially responsible – enabling children to move from thinking about how their actions affect them personally towards thinking about how they have a wider impact on others. 
  • Sophistication of knowledge and skills – enabling children to become more sophisticated over time.  We view progression as depth over time and the deepening of knowledge and skills.
  • Developmental growth – enabling a dynamic and multi-dimensional growth, focussing on children’s natural development, as well as knowledge, skills and dispositions.

 

What we do
Curricular Activities
We plan and design our programmes in partnership with the schools and ensure coverage of the curricular. Our provision is built on celebrating the existing successes of learners and providing a value-added experience which aims to secure sustainable improvements in standards. Our programmes are inclusive, active, safe, challenging and enjoyable for all learners.

Sports Days
Play On Development will provide a memorable sports day in your school.  Our skilled, energetic and knowledgeable staff will ensure that your children will take part in, and enjoy, the benefits of healthy competition.

Activity Camps
Play On Development activity camps provide enjoyable and stimulating sports and activities during the school holidays, for children between the ages of 4 and 11. We offer a wide variety of activities each day to suit the interests of all children. All our staff are fully qualified to work with children and have enhanced DBS checks. We have excellent adult to child ratios, ensuring that your child gets the attention and care they deserve. Our programmes will engage children in their chosen activities, as well as developing skills such as confidence, cooperation and teamwork. All activity coordinators have relevant coaching qualifications.

Flexibility

  • Booking an ‘on school site’ camp – We can provide flexible delivery from one day to a full week
  • Paying for pupil places on one of our pre- existing camps
  • Working in conjunction with a cluster group of schools to run a sports activity camp

Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding Children is a priority for Play On Development. All our staff have enhanced DBS checks and ‘Right to Work’ checks are undertaken on prospective employees before they are able to work with young people.

We work closely with our clients to ensure that we are adhering to ‘Safeguarding Children: Working Together Under the Children Act 2004’. Our Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy is available upon request; all employees and volunteers are required to comply with its guidance.

Extra Curricular Activities
At Play on Development, we recognise the importance of out-of-hours activities. We will provide your children with opportunities to: increase participation in physical activity and enhance fitness levels; build upon curriculum learning; begin specialising in specific activities; make self-determining choices and decisions about their involvement; get involved in the running and leadership of activities; socialise with peers from other classes and year groups. We work hard to meet each schools individual needs; our flexible approach allows us to respond to changes in schools’ timetables and schedules of school days. All activity coordinators have coaching qualifications relevant to specific activities.

PPA Cover
We provide sustainable and cost-effective cover for PPA time. Our sector-leading physical activity provision is based on extensive pedagogical experience and child-centred learning. All our staff receive CPD, including specific training on behaviour management and organisation.

School holiday active literacy and numeracy programmes
During the main school holidays holiday periods, Play On Development run unique ‘Active Literacy and Numeracy’ programmes for children from 4 to 11 years of age. Our programmes aim to prevent the dip in literacy and numeracy inspiration, motivation and attainment that many children experience as a result of the summer holidays. Our programmes are developed in partnership with individual schools; the content and organisation of the programmes are designed to meet both the priorities of each school and the specific learning and pastoral needs of individual children.

The programmes are embedded by literacy and numeracy, and delivered through fun, engaging, and appropriately challenging physical activity, and the creative arts. All activity coordinators are qualified in a range of activities that they deliver and have been selected for their understanding of the importance of child-centred learning and friendly personalities

Family & community based activities
At Play On Development, we know that taking part in sport and physical activity can have enormous benefits for children, families and communities. Our programmes include: multi-sports and other family based activities, Little Legends Rugby for 3-6 year olds, walking rugby, walking netball and walking hockey – playing sport and being physically active together – creating memories that will last for ever; parent and toddler groups – children having the opportunity to play with new toys and experience new fun activities and parents have the opportunity to socialise with other parents; physical activity and exercise for older people – helping you to stay healthy, energetic and independent, and experiencing family open days at local sports clubs.

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