Peer Mentor Training
Friday 08 February 2019
This week saw the first training for our new intake of St Chris Sixth Form Peer Mentors.
Peer Mentors guide and support other pupils and offer a a broad range of peer support
for children of all ages. They volunteer in Year 12, and remain Peer Mentors to the end of Year 13.
Mentoring involves a huge range of possible interactions and support – from individual one to one support, through to presenting issues to the whole school in a Morning Talk and helping to support activities for events such as Anti-Bullying Week.
Examples of some of the activities Peer Mentors undertake include:
- Running a lunchtime club for a range of ages e.g. board games.
- Helping in Year 6 lessons in the Junior School e.g. as a reading buddy.
- Helping in Year 6 during the summer term, before transition to Senior School.
- Attending the September residential Bonding Trip for Year 7.
- Offering tuition support to another child.
- Offer a drop-in at the Library for help with homework.
At St Chris we are fully committed to helping our students to help one another. The Peer Mentor Scheme is a more formal way of doing this, and contributes to making the sort of positive, mutually supportive school community we all enjoy.