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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Peer Mentors

Pupil mentors meet weekly to make a positive impact on the life of the school.  Aims of the pupil mentors are:


  • Peer tutors are well established and effectively support the progress of reading of other pupils.
  • Have an established mentoring programme of younger pupils by older pupils which supports wellbeing and inclusion.
  • Confident readers in Years 4, 5 and 6 to work with younger pupils to support their progress in Reading.
  • Listening to children read, asking questions and modelling reading.
  • Checking children have been reading and good and regular reading with stickers.