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February 1, 2019 |Blog

3 Expert Tips for Implementing Peer Support

Get Organised in Term 1

As Term 1 gets started you will be actioning your implementation strategy to ensure that your students get the most out of The Peer Support sessions. These top tips will help set you and your students up for success.

Raise Awareness

Use the resources in The Peer Support Manual to ensure all the community, particularly new teachers and parents, understand the operations and benefits of the program. Our Wellbeing Education Consultants are also available to deliver student, staff and parent talks to support your school’s successful communication.

Train Leaders

Before starting the program for 2019, Secondary school Peer Leaders may benefit from the 90 minute refresher training – you can find this in the Secondary Manual. 

Primary Peer Leaders will be set up for success by working through their 2 day training program before beginning the program in Term 2 or 3. If you need assistance with this contact us today.

Briefing and Debriefing

Coordinating Teachers need to ensure that their team of supervising and class teachers have all the information they need to support their Peer Leaders. Some extra time taken in the early stages really helps the sessions run smoothly, so use the resources in your Manual to ensure this is done well, using the feedback forms to inform ongoing guidance for Peer Leaders.

Good luck with Peer Support at your school. Remember that our Wellbeing Education Consultants are available to support you.