Arbourthorne Community Primary School

Arbourthorne Community Primary School

'... a place of joy, inclusivity and learning' OfSTED 2022

Peer Mediators

Helping to keep our school happy and safe at social times...

       'Conflict Resolution for young people by young people' 

'CRESST believes that young people can be empowered with the skills to handle conflict well. We describe conflict as a disagreement with tension' 


What do our peer mediators do? 


Conflict is an inevitable part of life, both in our face- to -face and our online interactions. CREEST training does not aim to reduce conflict, but instead acknowledges that it is a natural and frequent part of life and trains pupils in school to manage conflict. If conflict is managed well, we can reduce the hurt and harm it causes, and the learning can lead to deeper understanding, greater tolerance, and more creative outcomes.



Our Peer Mediators play a key role in offering peer to peer support and conflict resolution for calm and friendly lunchtimes and breaktimes. Pupils in Y5 take on this key responsibility and are trained by Mrs Keens and Mrs Daubney who have worked with CRESST conflict education for young children for over fifteen years. Children learn to resolve conflict constructively through reconciliation. CRESST evaluates our work in this area to ensure we maintain high standards.