DOGSTHORPE INFANTS SHINE TEAM

The Shine Team is made up of a group of Year 2 volunteers who have attended training in peer mediation. They are supported by a Shine Team adult leader.

 

Peer mediation is where children help other children by listening to them and helping them find their own solutions to problems.

Why does Dogsthorpe Infant School use peer mediation?

  • Peer mediation has proved to be a very successful scheme in Junior and Secondary schools where is has been found to increase the feelings of safety and community amongst the children. 

 

  • We are excited to be one of the very first Infant schools in Cambridgeshire to offer this service to children.

What problems can Shine Team help with?

  • The Shine Team are happy to help with friendship problems and minor squabbles. 

 

  • They DO NOT become involved with serious problems or anything that needs adult intervention.  The adult Shine Team Leader is always present at mediation.

Are The Shine Team on duty all of the time?

  • No.  There is a rota so that children are only working for 1 or 2 break times a week. 

 

How do children become peer mediators and join the team?

Year 2 children who are interested can talk to their class teacher who can put their name forward for selection and training.

  • It teaches our children many important life skills including negotiation, compromise, effective listening and cooperation.

 

  • Children are enabled to sort out their difficulties in an increasingly independent way.

 

  • Children come up with their own solutions to problems (the team does not tell them what to do, but helps them agree on their own solution.)

 

  • Children are more likely to follow their agreement if they feel they have ownership of it.

This is Dogsthorpe Infant School where every pupil is expected to Dream Believe Shine.

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CONNECT WITH DOGSTHORPE INFANT SCHOOL

Please use the form below to email our headteacher, Mrs Waters.

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   Head Teacher :   Mrs Becky Waters 

   Deputy Head  :   Mrs Emma Marks

    School Office :   Mrs Pagett. Miss Paling.   

         Telephone :    01733 566849  (4 lines).

         24-hour Answerphone Service

 School Site Manager :   Mr Niel Leggett.   

 Security Team Tel. :  079 50 36 83 28

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