The intensive mentoring Programme aims to enhance learning opportunities of students who need support in overcoming the variety of barriers that prevent them from accessing the curriculum and achieving their full potential. The programme aims to empower targeted students by raising their self-esteem and self-awareness and by preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Mentoring provides a safe space to get guidance and support, to be listened to without judgment or punishment and to discuss issues that are important to the mentee.
The Intensive Learning Mentor meets with their mentees on a one-to-one basis once a week for 30-60 minutes. Intensive Mentors work with the most vulnerable/needy students; they monitor the mentees behavior and progress closely and liaise with DSD’s, outside agencies and families.
Any parents wanting to refer their child to mentoring must contact the respective DSD. Only DSD’s can make referrals for intensive mentoring. All referrals go through the Pastoral Gateway.