Blatch and University of Brighton BAME Mentoring
Some of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students have been taking part in mentoring sessions with students from the University of Brighton. These mentoring sessions are designed to support our students as they approach their GCSEs and provide students with positive role models in order to help them reach their goals. The mentors come into school once a week and spend one hour in a one to one session with a Blatchington Mill student, then another hour in class.
So far the mentoring sessions have been a great success and our students have found them extremely useful. One mentor said, ‘the student I was working with was unsure about what he wanted to do after finishing school but we had a talk about the options available and he has now decided that he wants to do an apprenticeship’.
Another of our students has developed his revision technique with his mentor. The mentor said, ‘my student was struggling with how to revise so I recommended making some flash cards. Once he had made them he brought them in to show me and we went through them together’.
Our students completed the mentoring scheme this week and made a trip to the University of Brighton to receive their certificates, awarded by Sam Rhodes, Head of Careers Service at the university. Well done to all of the mentors and mentees for their commitment and enthusiasm!