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This course is for Midday Supervisory Assistants (MDSAs) in Primary Schools.  It is designed to introduce and reinforce positive behaviour management practices to create calmer lunchtimes. 
 
It acknowledges the importance of the role of the MDSA whilst increasing the awareness that our attitudes and behav¬iour influence the attitude and behaviour of the children.
 
The course includes:
 
• the importance of developing and maintaining relationships within a framework of positive, assertive expectations
 
• how children can be encouraged to make a “positive contribution” and take responsibility by making the right choices
 
• a chance to discuss strategies that will promote positive behaviour
 
• the most appropriate methods of recording inappropriate behaviour
 
• the importance of play and suggestions for games and activities for the playground