23 June 2022

Fifteen students from Abingdon joined other Lower Sixth students from the OX14 Learning Partnership at Fitzharrys on Tuesday for the launch of the fourth cohort of the crosstown Peer Support Lead programme. One of the most successful elements of our growing partnership programme, the training saw students learn about active listening, safeguarding and everyday leadership. They then conducted role plays with peers to mirror the features of an effective peer support lead. There was a wonderful buzz of excitement as the young people got to know one another and looked forward to supporting the pastoral care of youngsters back in their own school settings. We look forward to further training later in the year which will include managing anxiety and recognising the signs of depression.

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