Our Buddy system

We all need a buddy from time to time!

The transition from Primary to Secondary as well as the transitions from one year stage to the next can be challenging.


At Alva Academy we offer a Buddy System to aid these transitions in order for all pupils to be safe and happy.

Many of our Senior pupils act as 'Buddies' for our younger pupils in order to be there for support, advice and guidance. The Buddies take part in formal and informal training in order to provide peer-to-peer support.


Some of the current/ planned initiatives within the Buddy System include:


Regular meetings between Buddy and pupil

A lunchtime club

Child Protection Training for Buddies

How does it work?



Buddies news and events

Any news relating to the Buddies scheme will display here