Introducing our new Friendship Ambassadors

We have introduced a new scheme to help our children with friendships and play.

As part of our wider Ready to Learn provision our first Friendship Ambassadors have graduated from their training programme and are already at work supporting children on both the Key Stage 1 and 2 playgrounds.

The Ambassadors are there to help with strategies and but they are not problem solvers. They have a code of conduct that they follow and are aware that the adults on the playground remain in place to keep the children safe.

Friendship Ambassador Code of Conduct

We recognise that we are strategy givers NOT problem solvers.

We understand that if a child has been hurt either by hitting, swearing or name calling, then we must tell an adult immediately.

We understand that if we have any issues or concerns about a problem that we must speak to an adult immediately.

We shall always work in pairs.

We shall design our own timetable and be responsible for keeping to it.

We shall have a Friendship Ambassador meeting every other Wednesday during singing assembly.

The Friendship ambassadors launched their role by presenting a fantastic assembly on 25th June where they explained their role to the whole school.

The aim of the program is to select and train a group of Year 5 students each year so that there will always be a peer support mechanism on the playground. This initiative is also in direct response to a request from our school council - SPEAK.

Don’t worry, be happy!

We all get worried from time to time. Sometimes they are little worries, and sometimes they feel a lot bigger. Whether it is to do with friendships, growing up, someone close to us not being well, or that we just don’t know what to do about a situation. A worry can become, well, worrisome.


That is why we have the Worry Box. Located in a prominent position within the school, children are encouraged to share their worry with the little worry monster by filling in one of the simple forms. Our trained staff check the worry box each day. Once they’ve picked up the worry, they formulate a plan. They’ll arrange some time to speak to the child with the worry and then talk it through with them.

The idea is that our children get the help and support they need. So sometimes things can be solved by working out a new strategy to tackle the issue. Other times people need help to resolve things, or they just need to know that someone is able to listen to them and understand.

Having a worry is perfectly normal, but we want to help our children through it. Whatever the worry, we are here to help.