Can you mentor students aged 9-11 years old and their parents to increase their confidence, raise their aspirations and encourage them to engage in their long-term education? Approximate commitment is 2 hours per week, for ten consecutive weeks (not including travel time and advance preparation).
Our primary school mentoring programme aims to raise aspirations of young girls and boys, and to help empower their parents so that they are better able to support their children fulfil their potential.
The programme seeks to equip young girls and boys with the skills to connect education to work at an early age through mentors from professional backgrounds acting as role models, and so that young people can aspire to careers in a range of different sectors.
Mothers and fathers participate in lessons that raise their awareness of the importance of education and how to support their children through school and beyond.
The programme itself is ten weeks long, with a weekly hour-long session where the students cover themes such as confidence, communication, and role models, whilst parents look at themes such as citizenship and understanding the British education system.
To complement the sessions, parents and students are provided with resource booklets which they can refer to throughout the course and beyond.
Included in the programme is a special university visit to provide exposure to further education. Hosted by student ambassadors, parents and children attend a prominent university to participate in workshops, a tour of the campus and a presentation on university life.
Mentor girls and boys aged 9-11 years old and their parents to increase their confidence, raise their aspirations and encourage them to engage in their long-term education. The approximate commitment is 2 hours per week, in a school, for ten consecutive weeks.
Mosaic’s mentors give insights into their personal and professional lives whilst helping to facilitate the lessons run by teachers.
Bringing the project to life, Mentors provide examples of balancing work with family, what it means to be a good citizen, and the role of women and men in society.
Mentors are often from a wide range of organisations and in the past have included civil servants, life coaches, senior directors, academics and senior lawyers.
Mosaic would like to thank Human Appeal International for its support for the primary school programme.
Mosaic is indebted to Asif Aziz of the Aziz Foundation for making this programme possible through his vision, insight and generous support from its outset.
We are very grateful for the support of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the TRS Foundation and the John Laing Charitable Trust, for providing additional support to enable the programme to be delivered.
We are grateful to Education Partnerships UK, who as our accreditation partner, enable the parents taking part in this programme to receive a Level 1 Accreditation.
Primary School Mentoring – 2015-16 Overview
Primary School Mentoring – Teacher and Mentor Resource Pack
Primary School Mentoring – Discovery Pack for Parents
Primary School Mentoring – Discovery Pack for Children
How to be a Mosaic Mentor