Meet our new Playground Leaders

Coming soon...


Well done to our Year 6 buddies who are now working towards their gold and platinum certificates for their playground commitment. They will be helping to recruit new buddies and will help deliver the training too.

Why do we have Playground Leaders?

  • To try and make our playgrounds more active.
  • To have good role models at playtimes and lunch times.

What do we do?


Invite other children to join in with our games.

Be there to listen to someone who has a problem

Be a role model

Look around to see if anyone needs a buddy



Teach a new game

Remind others of playground rules


Tell children off

Force children to play games

Lift children up



Playground Leaders training. October 2018.

New training coming soon...


We are trained and able to use the STEP framework to organise activities on the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 playgrounds.

S- Space. Where is the activity/game going to take place? Size of area you are working in.

T- Task/Rules. Ways to travel.

E- Equipment.

P- How many people can play?

We make sure all rules are explained clearly before the game starts, we answer any questions children have about the game.

We can adapt well known games by changing only one of the above steps. We can also teach skills as well as be there as a listener for anyone who needs someone to talk to on the playground.


List of games and ideas


Latest News:


  •  We are recruiting new playground leaders at St Bede's school.
  • Training will be held in October, Year 6 buddies will help deliver the training.

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May- We have recently been meeting up on lunchtimes to discuss our role as a playground leader and to make changes to our timetable. Our new timetable is more relaxed and groupings have changed. We are currently thinking about training up new playground leaders to join our team, we are thinking about recruiting some Year 4 children. We have been sharing good practise and ideas too.  

4th February-We are currently taking a well deserved rest this week from the playgrounds to sort, organise and refresh our outdoor play equipment. We will be back to duty soon!