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West Wycombe School

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Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors


We're excited to announce that the Year 5 class (soon to be Year 6!) are going to be trained up by Bucks Mind to become PEER MENTORS!

A bit about the service/ training:

'What can I expect?

Our Children and Young People’s team will deliver a full day of training to sixth formers or year 5/6; enabling them to become Peer Mentors to fellow students.

This training includes mental health awareness and key aspects of their role such as their responsibilities, communication, listening skills and safeguarding.

Each school uses different names, some call their mentors ‘buddies’, ‘ambassadors’ or ‘peer listeners’ but their role is universal. Schools work on a drop-in room or referral basis – this depends on what works best in each school.

We will also help and support school staff to set up and run the Peer Support service. We do this by facilitating termly feedback sessions with mentors and mentees, helping mentors prepare promotional assemblies and deliver a parent coffee morning.

We also organise a coordinators meet-up towards the end of the school year, offering all our coordinators the opportunity to network with other schools.'

This is a really exciting and worthwhile opportunity for our future leaders in Year 5. For more on this, click on the video below.

Year 5 have a full day of training on Monday 1st July from Bucks Mind- we can't wait!

The Peer Support in Schools Service

Want to know more about the Bucks Mind Peer Support in Schools service? Then look no further... A special thanks to pupils and staff from Broughton Junior School for their help with making this video :)

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