Peer mentoring is a form of mentorship that takes place, usually between an older more experienced student and a newer student or a student currently experiencing difficulties. Peer mentors receive specfic training and may assist others with their school work and study skills, concerns over peer pressure, issues with attendance, behaviour and bullying.
The aim of the peer mentor system is to;
- provide a communication link between pupils and staff at Headlands School
- to reduce levels of bullying at Headlands School
Being a peer mentor also gives some of the more responsible pupils in Headlands School the opportunity to develop their role within the school and become positive role models for other pupils. Their work is recognised by an accreditation.