Mentoring offers the children in your class the gift of extra support in learning, often in specific subjects such as English and Maths, and creative learning opportunities after school and in the holidays. Its aim is to raise the potential of children, especially those that do not have the resources, funds or knowledge to fulfil their potential themselves. Mentoring may involve working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds, and may be goal-related, for example if someone in your class is looking to attend medical school a mentor can help with this.
Mentors work with the organisations listed here and the pupils in your class can meet them either online or face-to-face (or both) depending on their circumstances, and mentors are able to offer your pupils impartial advice on student life, study skills, the world of work etc. as well as be a continual support and someone confindential to talk to outside the family home.