Meet the Pupil Advocates
Churchfields Junior School is a safe, happy and fair place to be. If you have problems you can tell the advocates and something will be done.
Peer mediators are available every lunch time in the practical room. Any pupils who are having an argument have the choice to go to the mediators to resolve their conflict. If only one person comes to the mediators, they can discuss the problem with the advocates informally, helping them decide what they could do about their problem. The mediators are trained and encouraged not to boss others around or tell them what to do, but rather to use active listening skills to help others. Peer Mediation is for the ‘middle’ range of conflicts in a school. Serious conflicts, or conflicts that involve pupils with deep behavioural issues, will be dealt with by adults.