Through extensive research, the authors of this book have found that there are still significant aspects of the transition into Year 7 that makes the process difficult for new students. These include:
• Getting lost
The book provides a comprehensive programme to train all Year 7 pupils in the skills needed to be ‘buddies’ to the new Year 7s arriving in the autumn term. It embraces other positive effects of peer support systems, including:
• Increased self-confidence and awareness
• Improved social skills
• A positive influence on the school climate.
Covers areas such as the roles and limits of the buddy, listening skills, getting help, volunteering and developing ‘buddy’ skills.
Includes facilitator notes, activities and resources all reproducible from the accompanying CD Rom.