DVD – Peer Mediation: Glade Hill Primary School


SKU: IC-005 (IS) Categories: ,


Format: 18 x 13 cms… DVD Format
ISBN: not applicable

Description: Primary and Secondary teachers, heads and deputies, middle managers SENCOs Psychologists Support Service Staff Advisers Created by Inclusive Solutions Aims:

  • To introduce viewers to Peer Mediation
  • To demonstrate a training programme for peer mediation
  • To demonstrate how KS2 children can be involved in peer mediation
  • To demonstrate how KS2 pupils can chair mediation sessions with minimal adult support

The DVD has video and still images on it. The video shows excerpts from peer mediation training and powerfully demonstrates how effective young pupils can be in mediating. Pupil mediators resolve a conflict between two adults in role as two friends who have seriously fallen out! Two KS2 girls run the session. Peer mediation is a non-adversarial approach to conflict resolution where mediators search for a ‘win-win’ outcome for all parties involved. Mediation is a process for resolving disputes and conflicts in which a neutral third party (parties) acts as a moderator for the process. In mediation, the goal is to work out differences constructively. Mediation provides schools with an alternative to traditional disciplinary practices. Students involved in this process, either as mediators or disputants, learn a new way of handling conflict. In mediation, trained students help their classmates identify the problems behind the conflicts and to find solutions. Peer mediation is not about finding who is right or wrong. Instead, students are encouraged to move beyond the immediate conflict and learn how to get along with each other – an important skill in today’s world. Peer mediators ask the disputing students to tell their stories and ask questions for clarification. The mediators help the students identify ways to solve the conflict. Peer mediation can work with all ages of young people, and the techniques can be used in parental meetings, can prevent exclusions and challenge poor behaviour. Concepts and skills include the following: Understanding Conflict Confidentiality Effective Communication Listening The Mediation Process Including all those affected by an incident in its resolution is a powerful way of producing significant improvements in behaviour. This work has also directed some professionals down the path of considering “Relationship Management” in schools as important as “Behaviour Management.””

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Weight1 g