Peer Mentoring



The Mentoring scheme aims to support the emotional wellbeing of pupils as well as encourage them to help and learn from each other and develop important life skills, such as empathy, commitment to others, and teamwork.  


What is peer mentoring?

A small team of pupils are selected and trained as peer mentors - to be a point of contact and role model for younger pupils, help them to resolve everyday school issues, and take positive action to prevent bullying.


How is it organised?

Traditionally, mentors were Year 11 pupils and they were paired with pupils, with whom they met weekly over lunch.  However, over time, at the request of pupils, this has evolved to encompass mentors from all year groups, who may be assigned to an entire class and support the class in lessons.

Each cohort of mentors makes their own suggestions about how they wish to arrange support.  Last year, we had a mentor assigned to The Link, to support a specific pupils' transition into our main school.  We also appointed two mentors specifically to support Key Stage 2 with reading.


Who are our mentors?


Declan Latham



Jamie Winning



Cole Ellison 



Sheldon Hardy



Kieran Devlin



Ayden Macdonald



Destiny Siddall



Kari-Lee Sweeney




What else do mentors do?

Some get involved in projects designed to improve our school.  For example mentors for 2014-2015 began the process of creating a prospectus for new-starters.  They completed a pupil-wide survey to obtain pupils’ views on what young people need to know about our school.

We were pleased to get a really good response to the survey and, within this, some excellent ideas and positive comments about staff.

Individual mentors for 2015-2016 took responsibility for taking this project to completion.  Big thanks to Sheldon and Ayden for all their hard work.

You can view the prospectus below and on the homepage.


Who organises mentoring?

The scheme is co-ordinated by Lara Cresswell, our school counsellor.  Please click on the link below to find out more about her.


How can pupils access peer mentoring?

Our scheme runs on a informal basis, which we know from pupils is what they prefer.  Many pupils approach Lara (and she, them) to discuss mentoring and staff make suggestions about individual pupils who may benefit from peer support.  Parents/carers can also make referrals.


How do I make a referral?  

If you would like to make a referral, you can download and complete the referral form below and return it to us via post or in person.  If you would prefer to speak to Lara to discuss a referral or you need help completing the form, she is available in school Monday-Thursday from 8.30am until 2.30pm.


What are we currently working on?

Summer term is always tricky for the mentoring scheme.  We start the process of selecting and training new mentors but have limited time due to the many trips and activities that take place as we wind down for the holiday.

In this new school year, mentors will complete their training, decide on individual roles, and identify a group project, which reinforces the underlying theme of peer mentoring: kindness and caring for each other.


If you are interested in finding out more about peer mentoring, please click on the links below.  If you have any questions that are not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact Lara or one of the mentors.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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Contact the School

Archers Brook School

Chester Road
Great Sutton
Ellesmere Port
CH66 2NA

Main Contact: June Sedgwick

Tel: 0151 338 2141
Fax: 0151 338 2161