Our Peer Mentors, are Key Stage 2 children who have been chosen and then trained to help resolve minor conflicts in the playground. They have developed skills to help tackle any friendship issues in the playground that might otherwise escalate and how to solve conflicts peacefully and fairly.
The Peer Mentors are trained to help children come to a resolution to conflicts by asking questions such as:
Can you tell me about it?
How did it happen?
Help me to understand?
How did you feel when…?
How do you think _________ felt when…?
How can we solve this problem?
What could you do next time?
What steps could you take to avoid this happening again?
The children are then encouraged to solve their own problems.