At Barons Court our year 6 pupils apply for prefect roles that they are specifically interested in and the roles that they feel they can make a difference to across the whole school, once appointed. A mentor is one of the prefect roles and this team consists of nine year 6 pupils.
The 2017-2018 mentors defined the role as, "A mentor is a child that works with all of the children in the school, to ensure their needs are met, we welcome new children with open arms and manage the buddy system; this system makes sure that every child has a close friend in a different year group. We also work across the wider community with local residential homes. This includes playing games, talking with the elderly to keep them company and entertaining them."
The mentors organised a fantastic buddy system. Each week every child meets with their buddy and has the opportunity to share their learning or help each other with current learning.