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What is Mentoring?

"Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be."                                                                                     -Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring.

A Mentor should help the mentee to believe in him/herself and boost their confidence.  A Mentor should ask questions and challenge, while providing guidance and encouragement.  Mentoring allows the mentee to explore new ideas in confidence.  It is a chance to look more closely at yourself, your issues, opportunities and what you want in life.  Mentoring is about becoming more self aware, taking responsibility for your life and directing your life in the direction you decide, rather than leaving it to chance.

    Mentors can be a...

  • listener;
  • facilitator for learning;
  • encourager;
  • motivator;
  • role model;

Learning Mentors work with a range of pupils.  The variety of issues covered is vast, ranging from punctuality, absence, bullying, challenging behaviour and able and gifted pupils who are experiencing difficulties.

Our Mentoring Team

         We Are Here To…

  • Help & guide students to the complexities of school
  • Aspire students to achieve goals set
  • Support & encourage students to manage their learning
  • Promote self esteem
  • Maximise potential
  • Develop & improve academic performance
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Become the successful person you want to be

Learning Mentors work mainly with Students on a one-to-one basis, ‘group work’ and Also Includes classroom observation.

                                                                                                                      M  Motivation

                                                                                                                      E  Encourages

                                                                                                                      N  Nurtures

                                                                                                                      T  Teaches

                                                                                                                      O  Offers Mutual Respect

                                                                                                                      R  Role Model

Mentors Provide A Safe Environment To Help With…

  • Anger management
  • Aspiring career options
  • Attendance
  • Building Confidence
  • Bullying
  • CPD issues
  • Child abuse
  • Friendship issues
  • Falling grades
  • Family Violence
  • Group work
  • Home visits
  • Informal counselling
  • Mediations
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Mental health
  • Mentoring SEN & ASC students
  • Nutrition and health
  • Online safety
  • Personal issues
  • Peer pressure
  • Punctuality
  • Relationship issues
  • Rewarding able & Gifted students
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Restorative justice
  • Substance abuse 
  • Sign posting
  • Transition

Student Testimonials - “Mentors are…”

  • Easy to talk to
  • A confidante
  • One who shows us new things
  • Non Judgemental
  • Understanding
  • FUN!
  • Knowledgeable
  • One who respects us
  • Calm
  • A role model
  • One who encourages us
  • One who listens to us
  • Open-minded
  • Empathetic
  • Trustworthy
  • One who gives guidance
  • Not our parents - we can talk to them