Opportunities to mentor Lower School students will be regularly promoted in the Sixth Form. Students will be signing up to provide subject support within the classroom, in sport/music or perhaps help a student who does not have English as their first language.

Both students benefit from the arrangement with the Sixth Form student enhancing their communication skills, learning how to explain and consolidating their own subject knowledge. The experience will also greatly enhance university and job applications.

Sixth Form students can mentor students in a variety of ways including;

  • Reading
  • Language assistance
  • Supporting good attitudes to learning
  • Supporting literacy and numeracy
  • Supporting music development
  • Help creating friendships
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Building self-esteem/confidence
  • Supporting PE with individual/small group coaching

Why Mentor?

Universities and employers want to know that the person they are interviewing has more to their character than simply sitting examinations. Mentoring shows that students are willing to put something back into their community. From supporting a student learning a new language to coaching a student basic social skills there will be an oportunity for all Sixth Formers to mentor. By definition Sixth Formers automatically become role models for the younger students within the school community, so it will be important to set this example in everything you do.