Peer Mentoring is a well-established volunteering programme that provides over 500 hours of additional subject support to students in lower school each academic year.
Upon completion of a rigorous application and interview process, successful Year 12 students are trained to become Peer Mentors. The Peer Mentoring role develops coaching and communication skills, as well as core life skills including reliability, professional working relationships and supporting/motivating others.
Peer Mentors work 1:1 with students in Year 10 and Year 11 to make progress in English, Maths and Science. During extra sessions after school, with the support of subject staff, students spend time developing their knowledge and understanding whilst building confidence in preparation for their summer examinations.
In addition to 1:1 mentoring, some Peer Mentors support groups of students in timetabled lessons, taking direction from teaching staff and sharing their passion for a particular curriculum area. Peer Mentors provide vital tuition for academic progress whilst demonstrating core values that make them admirable role models for students in lower school.