Introduction. Part One: Background, Theory and School Culture. 1. What is Play and Why is it Important? 2. Where Has Play Gone and Why? 3. Why Should Schools Improve Play? 4. The Limitations of Existing Solutions. 5. What Works? 6. Leadership and The Culture of Play. 7. Managing Risk. 8. Values and Policy. 9. From Policing to Playwork. 10. Equality. 11. Use It! Site Access and All Seasons Use. Part Two: The Environment of Play Design Theory. 12. Creating a Landscape for Play in a School. 13. Social Space. 14. Journey. 15. Affordance, Difference and Material Richness. 16. Change. 17. Conclusion.
Setting out a detailed strategy for assessing and optimising playtime in primary schools
Michael Follett is founder of OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) which delivers training and consultancy on play in schools, play equipment and landscapes development, and development of play policy.