Pupils helping pupils

4th October 2018

Here at St. Dominic’s we believe in keeping an open mind about anything we can do to increase the chances of our pupils excelling during their time at school.

With this in mind, we would like to tell you about a new scheme we are introducing which will allow our older pupils the opportunity to gain valuable experience of helping others that will stand them in good stead in the future.

We are extremely excited to announce the introduction of peer mentoring in the senior school this term which will involve pupils in Years 10-13 training to become peer mentors to our younger pupils.

Mentor volunteers are undertaking training during lunchtimes on Mondays covering a range of topics including safeguarding, wellbeing, stress, academic mentoring and coaching conversations.

It is hoped to roll out the scheme fully in January, although some pupils are already participating in and benefitting from peer mentoring.

All of our older pupils from Year 11 to 13 already have a mentor to focus on academic progress and achievement as well as any underlying pastoral issues. This is one of the strengths of St Dominic’s pastoral support to enable the development and achievement potential of all our pupils.