Powys Playful Schools Programme
Section 11 of the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 places a duty on local authorities to assess and secure sufficient play opportunities for children in their area. The Play Sufficiency Duty comes as part of the Welsh Government's anti-poverty agenda which recognises that children can have a poverty of experience, opportunity and aspiration, and that this kind of poverty can affect children from all social, cultural and economic backgrounds across Wales.
As part of the Welsh Play Sufficiency Assessment, administered locally by Powys County Council (PCC) and Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO), the three Powys Play Networks; Radnor, Montgomeryshire and Brecknock, have been asked to deliver a ‘Play and Learning mentor supported school improvement programme’. This programme offers support, guidance, accredited training, professional development and project initiatives to address all the areas schools must plan for if they want to strategically and sustainably improve the quality of play.