Sheerness West Federation


Buddies and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Our Playground Buddies are a great help to our school:

  • They are there for other children, when they need them.
  • They are friends to those who are lonely.
  • They are  comforters to anyone who gets hurt.
  • They are there to start up games.
  • They also set a good example for others.

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Primary Peer Mentoring (Buddies)

At Rose Street we operate a Buddy scheme.  The aim of Buddies is to have older children helping the younger ones to have positive experiences of playtime.

Children from Years 4 and 5 apply to be Buddies to children in the KS1, KS2 and Year R playgrounds. They will have demonstrated why they would make good Buddies and what skills they can bring to the scheme. Once appointed, Buddies operate on a rota basis, spending lunch breaks in the individual playgrounds, organising and playing games, assisting children who are having friendship issues and generally ensuring all children have a happy and enjoyable playtime.

Irene Montgomery from Project Salus has trained groups of children within the school to become peer mentors.

Potential outcomes for individuals and educational settings include:

  • Improved communication skills
  • Increase in self-esteem and confidence
  • Encourages and develops peer relationships
  • Increase ability to understand and empathise with others
  • Develop decision making skills
  • Develop conflict resolution skills
  • Instil a sense of responsibility
  • Develop a sense of community and belonging
  • Improved behaviour
  • Improved attendance
  • Reduction in bullying


School Contact Details

Head Teacher Miss Hazel Brewer

Contact Person Nicky Austin

Telephone 01795 663012

School Address Rose Street Primary School
Rose Street
Kent, ME12 1AW

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.50am – 3.20pm

Infants:  8.50am – 3.15pm

Nursery  8.45am – 11.45,     12.30pm – 3.30pm