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St Laurence Catholic
Primary School

Peer Mentoring

Pupils from year 5 have been trained in Peer Mediation skills.  The Peer Mediators work in pairs  to encourage and guide their fellow pupils to find ways of solving the problems they face, or to explore new ways of looking at the situation.

Through Peer Mediation, pupils are able to:-

  • Understand and resolve conflict constructively, and without intervention from staff (unless necessary).

  • Take ownership of their problems.

  • Develop skills to enhance their social and emotional well-being (and transfer these skills outside of school, and later in life).

  • Be more accepting and understanding of peoples differences.

  • Show empathy for their peers.

  • See other people’s point of view.

  • Learn to respect and value themselves, and others.

  • Recognise the effects of their actions on others.

  • Promote skills including speaking and listening, critical thinking, negotiation, teamwork, respect and tolerance