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WE CREATE HAPPIER PLAYTIMES

Outdoor Play and Learning for Schools

We are a not-for-profit company supporting your school to plan for and provide outstanding play every day

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For the Playwork Essentials Course - Please register and look in Free Resources

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IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF PLAY IN YOUR PRIMARY SCHOOL

Amazing play, everyday, for every child

OPAL is an award-winning, mentor supported school improvement programme that addresses all the areas that schools must plan for if they want to strategically and sustainably improve the quality of their play opportunities. OPAL is the only programme of its kind that has been independently proven to sustainably improve the quality of play in British primary schools.

Its success comes from a series of interrelated actions undertaken with specialist support from an OPAL mentor. This embeds play into the school’s policies and practices and establishes clear guiding principles and strategies for initiating lasting changes at playtimes.

Key Findings

Benefits from participation in OPAL

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Attitudes

Great play at a school involves everyone. We will help transform your whole school culture around play

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Creative Spaces

We help you plan how to get the most play-value for your money from your environment

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Play Patterns

Your children need to develop their play literacy and improve self-regulation through their own agency. When they do this they will become more competent and independent

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Behaviour

We help meet children's fundamental needs and so OPAL schools have many more children who are happy and engaged and many less problems with behaviour

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Development

The amazing play at OPAL schools supports the development of many skills essential in modern education

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School Improvement

OPAL will bring many benefits to your school

We know you want your children to be happier and healthier and to get the chances to play they want and need so much. OPAL schools also see these benefits.

  • 80% drop in reported behaviour and first aid incidents
  • 20% more afternoon teaching time
  • Compliance with wellbeing inspection requirements
  • Increased resilience, collaboration and inclus

Our mission is for all children to have great play at school and every school to improve its play offer, so why not make a start today using our free resources?

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How well we're doing

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"Don’t think about it. Just do it!! Using the programme has given us a clear structure to help us transform the play experiences for our children. We are still on our journey, but can already identify the benefits to the whole school community."

Sarah Jeffery

Deputy Head Teacher

Manor Park Primary School, Knutsford

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