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Upper School Buddies

When children reach Upper School (years 5 and 6) they are able to volunteer every term to become a Buddy.

A Buddy is someone who is responsible, at lunchtime, for helping children in Reception and Year 1. They provide support and advice to the lower years on the playground and also during class DEAR time where they may read to small groups, listen to children read and assist in general classroom activities. 

The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.