aims of the course…

The Peer EFA training meets all five outcomes of the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda:

  • students enjoy and achieve by increasing own awareness and learning and developing their self confidence within a group setting
  • make a positive contribution to their school by peer mentoring more vulnerable students
  • achieve a greater sense of well-being
  • staying safe by understanding early warning signs to emotional distress including indicators of stress
  • being healthy by raising awareness to emotional difficulties and mental health issues by promoting early intervention and creating positive change

Along with a range of soft outcomes for students, care has been taken to include opportunites for students to develop key skills in literacy & numeracy throughout the course.  These are more explicitly identified in the teaching material provided for Trainers.

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