Training

Peer mentoring

Peer mentoring

Peer mentoring within schools provides a straightforward process that allows pupils to resolve conflicts, empower others and befriend pupils that are finding life difficult.

Peer mentoring programmes operate by young people supporting their peers through one-to-one relationships so they are able to provide personalised guidance and support; serving as positive role models. With appropriate training and supervision these peer mentors are able to listen and support fellow pupils (mentees); helping them deal with some of the emotional challenges they face that could otherwise progress to more serious issues.

Peer Mentor Programme Training: Staff

This 3 hour session can be delivered in your setting to up to 20 members of staff.

The training will provide participants with the information and resources they need to enable them to set up and deliver sustainable peer mentoring school programmes. The training will give participants the opportunity to explore the different roles and investigate all the different elements that need to be included in their schools peer mentoring programme.

Aim: To understand and be clear on how to set up and deliver a sustainable peer mentoring school programme based on pupils wellbeing.

Objectives:

  • Understand what peer mentoring means and why you would set up a peer mentoring programme in your school
  • Understand what mental wellbeing means and the issues that affect young people's wellbeing
  • Identify and explore what needs to be included in a peer mentoring programme
  • Explore the roles and responsibilities of staff and peer mentors
  • Investigate and explore the resources that will support staff deliver the programme
  • Receive a set of peer mentoring materials to support you set up and deliver your peer mentoring programme
  • Produce a plan for setting up your own programme

Peer Mentor Training: Children/Young People (11-16 years old)

This is full school day session can be delivered in your setting to up 30 children/young people.

The Peer Mentors training will provide young people with information and an understanding of peer mentoring. The interactive style of delivery will give the potential peer mentors the opportunity to explore the peer mentors role and understand what will be expected of them.

The training is intended to encourage a participatory and interactive approach to learning, being delivered through a range of individual and group activities.

Aim: To explore the role of a peer mentor and how to deliver peer mentoring.

Objectives:

  • To understand what peer mentoring is
  • Be able to identify the issues young people may need support with and strategies that Peer Mentors could use to support these issues
  • To identify the roles and responsibilities of a peer mentor
  • To understand safeguarding procedures
  • To understand how to communicate and listen effectively
  • Be able to identify personal qualities and skills, including completing a Personal Development Plan focusing on future development
  • To understand what is involved in the peer mentoring process
  • To carry out peer mentoring and observe others in the role
  • To understand how your peer mentoring programme will be delivered

Drafting of policy and procedures

We offer consultancy and training services to senior management teams to assist them in developing best practice anti-bullying policies and procedures in line with Ofsted guidelines.

We also have free professional resources on anti-bullying and e-safety strategy and policy development. To download these guidelines, please visit our Advice for professionals section.

Fees and booking

Our specialist trainers can deliver training in your school or organisation across the UK. To make training enquiry please complete this form. A member of our team will then be in touch to discuss a potential booking.

If you would like further information or to talk directly to a member of our team, please call us on 020 7730 3300 or email training@kidscape.org.uk

Cost of session

  • 3 hour session for adults (either twilight or half day): £550
  • Full School Day session for young people: £825

Please note: Our prices have recently changed effective from 1st September 2018. These costings are to be considered as a guide only and do not include the trainer's travel or accommodation expenses where applicable.

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