Dear Parents, We would both like to offer you a very warm welcome to The Crescent Academy. We encourage all of our parents to become a part of our rich and welcoming family.
The purpose of peer mediation is to get “Peers” to resolve conflict within the school playground using mediation. To help children find appropriate ways to respond to problems with others, it is not about telling others what to do. Peer mediators do not "make decisions" but rather work towards a win-win resolution for both sides in order to avoid further trouble.
Peer MediatorsBeing a peer mediator is good fun because we help children in the playground, sometimes the children are who are upset or hurt. We have a lot of responsibility and when we communicate with the children in the playground we use our ability to listen to them and to respect them and we never say WHY, take sides or gossip about the problems we have just sorted out as it is confidential.
Here are some comments from our Peer Mediators.
Jamie – Year 6 – I like being a Peer Mediator because I want to help people and make my school even better. I enjoy people coming to me if they need help.
Cameron – Year 6 – I just want to help others to do well and not be sad. Being a peer mediator has given me courage and confidence too.
Kyle – Year 6 – A peer mediator is always responsible, sensible, reliable, kind, considerate and always a good role model.
Jenson –Year 6 –I hate to see people upset and I think I can help. I am a good listener and don’t want to see anyone upset.
Grace – Year 6 – I think a peer mediator needs to listen, be helpful and be cheerful.Leoni – Year 6 – Being a Peer Mediator in the playground is important because when you are feeling sad and don’t want to go to a teacher, a Peer Mediator can come and help.