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The Handbook of Lunchtime Supervision

2nd Edition

By Shirley Rose


154 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Praise for the first edition: 'How well the author understands her subject… There are good clear case studies, training activities, clear explanations. Properly used and applied, her advice could have a more calming effect on a school than the most elaborate disciplinary policy.' - The Times Educational Supplement

Everything you need to know about supervising primary pupils during the lunchtime break is covered in this handbook.

This new edition of A Handbook of Lunchtime Supervision has been fully updated to incorporate Every Child Matters, recent changes in legislation on safeguarding children and the career and development of Lunchtime Supervisors. Including a new chapter on healthy eating and an exploration of the role of the teaching assistant at lunchtime, it provides guidance on important issues and includes activities to supplement advice, and examples of good practice. Topics include:

  • how to encourage healthy eating
  • health and safety issues
  • communication systems at lunchtime
  • how to cope with challenging pupils
  • the role of the teaching assistant at lunchtime
  • safeguarding children
  • building relationships with children and managing their behaviour
  • the prevention of bullying
  • organising and sustaining outdoor play and wet play
  • issues for head teachers and managers of lunchtime teams.

A Handbook of Lunchtime Supervision is essential reading for lunchtime supervisors and teaching assistants with all levels of experience, and can be used as a training manual by head teachers or senior managers of lunchtime teams.


'There are good case studies, training activities, clear explanations.' - TES

Table of Contents

About the author Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1 Information for lunchtime supervisors Introduction to The Every Child Matters Framework 1. The role and responsibilities of the Lunchtime Supervisor 2. Communication systems within the school 3. Building positive relationships with children 4. Encouraging positive behaviour in the playground and in the dining room 5. Managing unacceptable behaviour at lunchtime 6. Dealing with bullying 7. Encouraging Healthy Eating 8. Play at lunchtime 9. Managing wet play 10. Keeping children safe at lunchtime 11.Safeguarding children Appendix 1 – LTS training and career development Part 2 Notes for managers References and bibliography Index

About the Author

Shirley Rose is a freelance consultant and trainer working with teachers, lunchtime staff, teaching assistants and children in London’s primary schools.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
EDUCATION / Leadership
EDUCATION / Professional Development