Buckinghamshire Traded Services

Supporting Unstructured Times in School (ASD pupils)

Supporting Unstructured Times in School (ASD pupils)

Children and young people on the spectrum often find unstructured times during the school day the most difficult to manage and cope with. The course will consider why autistic pupils have differing needs and why unstructured times can impact on their self-regulation. The course will examine the support and strategies that can be put in place so that autistic pupils experience positive playtimes in a primary setting or breaks in a secondary setting.


  • To recognise how the pupil may be experiencing playtimes/breaks currently and how to look for signs of possible anxiety.
  • To examine what provision is usually in place in the school setting and how this can be adapted to meet the needs of the autistic pupil.
  • To explore specific strategies that can support autistic pupils in your setting, including social groups and playground games.


Aylesbury SEND team

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