Can you mentor a small group of students aged 11 -18 years to raise their aspirations and provide them with the life skills to achieve? Approximate commitment: 16 hours per academic year (2-3 sessions per term).
Mosaic’s secondary school mentoring programme provides a package of opportunities to raise the aspirations of young people and close the gap between those aspirations and their attainment.
The programme uses positive role models to improve students’ confidence, self-efficacy and employability. We have developed a powerful package of mentoring support for young people that can be tailored to students’ needs which includes group mentoring, workplace visits and inspirational speeches.
Mentoring programmes cannot replace teachers’ ability to improve school achievement. Research does demonstrate clearly, however, that aspirations play an important role in educational and professional achievement for all young people and that effective mentoring programmes can significantly raise aspirations and close the aspiration-attainment gap, particularly amongst BME students.
Effective mentoring programmes can boost participants’ aspirations, confidence, self-belief and motivation. Crucially, mentoring programmes enhance participants ‘soft skills’- personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimistic outlook – which are increasingly important for success at school and in the current job market.
Participating students are those with a combination of the following:
- Low or limited aspirations
- Low confidence
- Weak sense of personal agency
- Limited understanding of career opportunities
- Undeveloped ‘soft skills’
The Prince’s Trust’s Mosaic Secondary School group mentoring programme works with groups of up to 30 students,
aged between 11 and 18 years old. The students are mentored in small groups (of between 3 and 6) and
participate in a range of activities which will directly enhance their ability to succeed in future educational and
Mosaic would like to thank the Al Faisal Foundation for its generous support of this programme.
We are very grateful also for the additional support of the Heathrow Community Fund in enabling the programme to be delivered.
Mosaic Secondary School Group Mentoring 2016-17 – Overview for mentors
Mosaic Secondary School Group Mentoring 2016-17 – Overview for schools
Mosaic Secondary School Group Mentoring 2016-17 – Overview for corporate partners
Secondary School Group Mentoring – Resource Pack
How to be a Mosaic Mentor