72 students from across Years 7 to 10 are involved in an academic mentoring scheme.
Students in Year 9 and 10 act as mentors in one of the core subjects (english, maths and science) to students in Years 7 and 8. The purpose is twofold, to support the learning of students in younger years and to provide an opportunity for older students to share their knowledge and experience while at the same time developing leadership skills. Students work in a 1:3 ratio of mentors to mentees.
The first sessions took place last week. Mr Crossan, Head of Year 9 said “the students were outstanding! The Year 7 and 8 students engaged well with the work and treated the mentors like they were full time teachers! “
Year 7 student, Florina Prozllopi said to Mr Crossan this morning, “I wish this was run everyday sir, it is so good!”
Both Mr Haigh, Head of Year 8 and Mr Crossan would like to thank the Year 9 and 10 mentors. They said “they took to the role amazingly well and were professional throughout.”