Mentoring will be focused on Year 10 students who live within the NCOP ward areas and have the potential to go into Higher Education.
A team of mentors recruited from University of Leicester, De Montfort University and Loughborough University will provide support with GCSE English and/or Maths. The mentors aim to improve their mentee’s confidence, increase their awareness of HE and be a positive role model.
Mentors will be required to establish an optimal way of working with their mentee to ensure that the mentee’s confidence relating to Maths/English knowledge increases. Students will be matched to a mentor and will meet once a week in the lead up to their GCSE mock exams.
Mentors can either deliver group mentoring sessions within lessons which complements that given by existing teachers or provide one-to-one support outside the classroom but within the school environment.
There are many benefits for mentees including increased confidence and motivation, gaining practical advice and support, development of communication skills, identifying goals and working towards them.
We carried out mentoring last year with Leicester College and Loughborough College and the feedback from mentors and mentees was very positive.
Pathways are confident that this scheme can be expanded successfully and will have a positive effect on both mentors and mentees.
If you would like more information about the mentoring programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “FAO Rav Matharu, Year 10 Mentoring” or call 0116 373 6466