Peer mediation is a process where those involved in a disagreement volunteer to discuss the issues and explore how best to take matters forward. It requires them to operate within a whole school ethos, which is itself restorative.
Children and young people can be more comfortable talking to someone their own age who understands their concerns and their perspective. Pupils learn to listen to others’ points of view and to accept differences.
In Eaglesham Primary School, our Primary 7 pupils go through an interview and training process to become Peer Mediators. They are available on a rota in the upper playground.