What is Peer Mediation?
Peer mediation is a voluntary process during which pairs of year 6 pupils act as mediators for their peer group and younger children in the school. They help individuals in dispute, work out their problems through discussion and then hopefully come to a resolution using a restorative approach. The training for peer mediators covers essential life skills such as active listening, communication, co-operation, negotiation and problem solving.
A Peer Mediation service has been in place for quite some time at Immanuel and has often helped children feel that they have arrived at a better solution to their dispute than when the situation is dealt with by an adult
It is a wonderful opportunity for all those involved in the service and we hope that all the pupils at the school will benefit.