Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Beacon Rise Primary School

Play England/Love Outdoor Play have posted an excellent article about Beacon Rise Primary School's outdoor playgrounds visit from OFSTED.....

Noted for "the outstanding quality of play"...... "the inspectors acknowledged that the schools’ excellent play opportunities supported good learning behaviours."

Chris, the Head Teacher, pointed out the significance of the change in language around behaviour and play.

In the past they would have talked about quiet, well-behaved compliant children. When the inspector was here we had a child hit in the face with a football and all of the usual bumps scrapes and falling out. They were far more interested in how we foster behaviours which supported good learning – isn’t that what play is all about?”

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