Peer Mentors give their valuable time in mentoring our Year 7 students. They attend Year 7 tutor group three mornings a week during tutor time in order to support the students by befriending them, listening to them, helping them with friendship issues, reading with them, and answering any questions they may have. In doing so they play a crucial role in the transition from primary to secondary education.
They also serve our school community at events such as Open days, Induction days, Christmas and summer fairs.
Our Peer Mentors receive training developed by ChildLine, in the skills necessary to become an effective Peer Mentor, such as:
- Communication and listening skills
- Problem solving
- Supporting others and
This is a very important role within the school and offers a wonderful opportunity for their future development. Students are actively encouraged to aspire to becoming Peer Mentors.
Mrs Jones oversees the Peer Mentoring scheme at St. George’s. She supports the Peer Mentors throughout the year by training them, carrying out periodic meetings, listening to them and also offering one-to-one support if needed.