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Use of school grounds for playing out of teaching hours



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Use of school grounds for playing out of teaching hours

Author: Play Wales
Date: November 2015

This toolkit is aimed at headteachers, governors and local organisations. It encourages a collaborative approach to making school grounds available for local children to play in outside the school day.

The toolkit provides clear, concise information to help assess whether it is feasible to make school grounds available for children’s play out of teaching hours. It highlights a range of issues that need to be taken into account. It also includes quotes from head teachers and case studies demonstrating different models for opening school grounds.

The following useful templates are also available to download:

  • Memorandum of understanding
  • Play space audit
  • Questions and notes for facilitators
  • Risk management policy
  • Risk-benefit assessment
  • Routine play space checks
  • School play policy.

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