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

Executive Head Teacher Mrs A Pattenden

Head of School Mrs S Mackay

Contact Person Mrs N Poppe

Telephone 01795 663012

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

School Opening Times

Main School:  8.35am – 3.15pm

Nursery (All Day):  9.00am – 3.00pm

Nursery (Sessions): 8.30am – 11.30,     12.15pm – 3.15pm