All Saints'

Church of England Academy

Working together to care for each other

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Buddie System


‘Working together to care for each other’ permeates everything we do. All of our Reception children are allocated a Year 5 buddy when they join us. Our older buddies help Reception children to settle into school life and routines, and orientate themselves. They meet them at playtimes to share time together and to encourage and support them to make new friends. They are also reading buddies who meet each week to share reading time together. Our year 5 children learn to take on new responsibilities and develop their social and communication skills. It is a role that they find very rewarding and special, and continue into Year 6 when your child moves up to Year 1. In fact, many of our former pupils are still in contact with their buddies and we are sure that many have become friends for life.