We are proud to offer two different mentoring programmes to our member schools. Firstly our standard mentoring programme, which provides support and guidance to young people who have a genuine interest in sport. Secondly our brand new fitness mentoring, which focuses on the components of fitness – Flexibility, Co-ordination, Balance, and endurance. Each programme is outlined in more detail below.
The mentors will help guide behaviours to learning in order to support effective participation, enhance learning, raise aspiration and achieve full potential.
Schools will identify young people who are not maximising their potential specifically in the following areas:
- Not applying themselves academically,
- Gifted and talented in sport,
- Young people with behavioural or confidence issues.
The mentoring programme will work with 4 children per school from either year 5 or 6, with 6 contact sessions which will take place once a term. The sessions are conducted in either pairs or as a group. More session can be available to schools upon request. The sessions cover topics such as;
- Growth mindsets
- Healthy eating
- School work
- Attitude and body language
- Confidence and self-esteem
At the end of each session, pupils will create a pledge to achieve by the next session to aid them on their journey. After each session, mentors will send out a report including a general overview, concerns, targets, interest of the child and any additional comments. All our mentors have attended courses and received training from well-being and mentoring workshops around the county to advance their knowledge and gain more interactive and mindful resources to use within the sessions.
Lead by our ambassador, Olympian sophie allen. Schools nominate their chosen pupils for the programme to have a visit from Sophie once per term focusing on the components of fitness – Flexibility, Co-ordination, Balance, and endurance.
Each visit Sophie will test and challenge the participants to improve on each of the areas, allowing them to develop skills that will create a healthier lifestyle for the future. This has been found to provide guidance for children who aren’t receiving or taking their full opportunities with:
- Social skills
- Low Activity levels