We have a school buddy system which has been running for a number of years and it is a great success.
Year 6 children are buddies to Year R children, The older children take great care over their young friends and are a great support to them during their first year in school.
In KS1 we operate a mini-bud system. Year 2 children take responsibility for the younger children in KS1. They can be identified by their Red and Yellow vests they wear. Year 2 children take this responsibility very seriously and if any of our children in KS1 or Foundation Stage need assistance, they look out for Yellow or Red Jackets!