Training for teachers – how to set up a peer mediation scheme in a primary school

  • Do you spend time after lunch dealing with playground conflict?
  • Are your pupils looking for better ways to handle fallouts and sustain friendships?
  • Is your school keen to set up opportunities for older pupils to become role models?

This one day training, aimed at KS1 and KS2, will take participants through the rationale, research and evidence for a whole school approach to conflict resolution, the practicalities of running a peer mediation scheme and take participants through the training materials for the workshops for KS2 children, lunchtime supervisors and trainee volunteer mediators.

Growing numbers of schools in and around Sheffield are setting up peer mediation schemes to give their pupils the skills to resolve disputes between children that happen outside lesson time. Headteachers and staff report increased learning time after breaktimes and reduced demands on staff. Pupils enjoy the opportunity to contribute to making a difference and feel the scheme helps equip them for moving on to secondary school. Schools feel the schemes contribute to a positive school ethos and enable older pupils to become role models.  For more examples of how schools describe the impact, please see our website www.cresst.org.uk/primaryschools

This one-day course will be of interest to schools considering adopting the programme, schools where the programme is running but existing staff would welcome refresher training or staff changes mean new staff now carry the responsibility. It would also benefit schools wanting to revitalise a lapsed programme.  Participants will be provided with the training materials to run conflict resolution workshops and Peer Mediation training along with the knowledge and skills to set up a mediation scheme in their school.

When? 9am – 3.30pm, Friday 28th September 2018

Where? Sheffield City Centre

Booking: To book your place, please complete the booking form 

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