NHS Senior School Mentoring Rationale
Students in senior school may need the help of a mentor for a variety of reasons. The overall goal of the mentoring program is to develop the student’s ability to work independently.
Aims of Mentoring
  • Enable students to be independent
  • Improved motivation and confidence
  • Improved study skills
  • Establish and maintain effective time management skills
  • Monitor progress of students
The role of a mentor is to focus on areas of development for students.
This may include assisting the student to:
  • Improve time management skills
  • Increase self esteem and confidence
  • Set short and long term goals which are challenging yet realistic
  • Review progress towards goals
This could be achieved by:
  • Having patience and being an active listener
  • Finding a time for regular contact
  • Discussing study skills and effective use of time
  • Helping students to keep a journal
  • Discussing barriers to learning
  • Encouraging discussion around learning and motivating learning
Student Role
Your role as a student is to develop skills and confidence to achieve your potential both at school and beyond. This includes:
  • Being open about underachievement (the mentor is there to help not reprimand)
  • Attending regular meetings with your mentor
  • Setting goals and reviewing your progress