Peer Mentoring

Children in years 5 and 6  have the opportunity to train as Peer Mentors who work in the playground to help children feel safe and happy at all times. These children have to set an example to others on the playground in order that other children feel they can help to solve their problems appropriately. Peer Mentors also organise games and encourage children to play. All the Peer Mentors receive training and work on a rota system.

The benefits of peer mentoring include:

  • development of pupils’ social skills when dealing with
 conflicts
  • the creation of an atmosphere of calm and 
cooperation in the playground
  • an increase in pupils’ self-esteem
  • an offer of alternative options to disruption and inappropriate behaviour
  • the creation of a safe and positive environment that
 enhances play
  • pupil empowerment and the teaching of emotional 
intelligence
  • a reduction in bullying, inappropriate behaviour and
 unhappy pupils at play times