Student Mediation

Student Mediation

Student Mediation is problem solving by young people with young people. It is a process by which two or more students involved in a dispute meet in a private, safe and confidential setting to work out problems with the assistance of trained student mediators.

Our Student Mediation Group consists of selected Year 10 students who have received training aimed at supporting other students as individuals and groups to resolve minor conflict without the intervention of teaching/support staff. Students from both Years 7 and 8 can refer themselves for support, or be referred by teachers for Student Mediation.

What are the benefits of using Student Mediation?

  • Promotes a calm and safe environment for learning and helps sustain the overall wellbeing of our school
  • Positive interaction between younger and older students
  • Empowers students to resolve minor conflicts themselves, building confidence and self-esteem
  • Develops life skills such as effective communication, listening, questioning and fair decision making
  • Allows volunteer mediators the opportunity to gain new skills to deal with conflict effectively and reduce the hurt and harm – in both their own disputes and others’

How can I become a Student Mediator?

Our Student Mediation Group is made up of volunteer students from Year 10. You will need to complete an application form and attend an interview before being selected. Once selected you will attend a full training day within school where you will learn and develop strategies and techniques to support you to become a successful Student Mediator.

How can I get support from the Student Mediators to help resolve a dispute?

Email us at: studentmediation@swinton.coop and a Student Mediator will be in touch to talk with you about how they can help.