Train the Trainers: Peer Mediation Training for Teachers, Mediators and Volunteers

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21 March 2016

Hay Literary Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th May 2016

This training enables schools to set up a Peer Mediation Service for their pupils. Children are trained to mediate disagreements between their peers by using the same process used in employment and family disputes. This training and practice develops excellent life skills including active listening, co-operation and problem solving. Ofsted consistently praise peer mediators for their contribution to school’s behaviour and safety and the DfE research highlights the efficacy of peer mediation in reducing bullying. Teachers have reported calmer playgrounds, reduced bullying and raised self-esteem. Peer Mediation is also a useful tool to recognise the child’s voice.

About Us

Wye Valley Mediation aspire to be a rural centre of excellence for conflict resolution. We are a Community Interest Company and work on a not for profit basis.

Our purpose is to provide mediation for families and schools. Children are the society of the future and we believe that a simple resolution process, peer mediation, will help children to build skills which can be used on maturity. We aim to help and support schools in providing a sustainable peer mediation service. You can see more about the work that we do on www.wyevalleymediation.co.uk

The Training

We are providing this training in partnership with Healthy Minds http://www.healthymindslondon.co.uk/ ,  who have been working in schools for 12 years. The course is run over two days, from a workshop space at the Hay Festival; www.hayfestival.com/wales/hayfever/schoolsprogramme. The total cost is £240 per participant. This includes lunch, refreshments and all course materials. Please contact Claire Jackson on 01432 806222 or claire@wyevalleymediation.co.uk to book a place and discuss any accommodation needs.

If you are interested in Peer Mediation, but staff are unable to attend, we are able to work in partnership with your school, train your children and help you to set up the service.