Buddy System

Swainswick Buddies

When the children join the school in Reception, they each have a Year 6 buddy allocated to them. The Year 6 children help their Reception buddies to be confident in building friendships in the playground, and to quickly feel a part of the school. This is a very important caring relationship for both the oldest and youngest children.

In each class the older children enjoy the responsibility of being positive role models for the younger children, modelling positive attitudes towards learning. In Year 6 the children can apply to be School Leaders, a position which affirms the responsibility they will show in supporting the adults in caring for all younger children.