Sunday, 21 December 2014

Peer Mentor training

Around half of our Year 6 group undertook Peer Mentor training on Wednesday, in preparation for roles to begin in the new year. Our mentors will be there to support other pupils, primarily to resolve minor relationship issues and to be there as a support and reporting system for children who may be on the end of unkind behaviour - or even bullying.


We want children to have a range of people that they can talk to when they are worried about social (and other) issues at school and, in some cases, their peers will be an approachable, appropriate group.


As there were so many pupils interested in being Peer Mentors, we will either operate a rota system for when mentors are 'on duty' - although they can be approached at other times too - or we may interview the candidates for the core roles. We will discuss this further with the children on our return and there will also be follow-up training next term.


Thankyou to Denise Hannibal, our Area Schools Officer for Surrey, who conducted the training, supported by Jo Tutty, our Home-School Link Worker.