For Schools

Our aim
To provide additional pastoral support to schools by providing them with a professional and dedicated mentoring service for children and young people.
Do you have young people in your school that are not reaching their potential and disengaging from their learning?
How do you deal with student issues in the light of austerity, budget cuts and pressure to improve outcomes for young people?

Where do you find a cost effective service that is prompt, consistent and professional?

Our mission
To provide school leadership teams with an additional service to support pupils who are disengaged from their learning or are distressed or facing difficulties for example

• Family crisis
• Low self esteem
• Low motivation or aspiration
• Disengagement or at risk of disengagement
• Relationship issues
• Are LAC
• Anxiety or low level mental health issues
• Loss or family illness
• Poor behaviour or declining attendance
• Bullying

Mentor Link is a children’s charity that provides one to one mentoring support from a professionally recruited mentor from business or the community.

Our mentoring works with the young people and schools to:
• Improve engagement
• Improve relationships
• Improve performance
• Improve self-esteem
• Reduce absence and disruption
• Reduce staff time dealing with pupil issues
• Adds another service to your pastoral support provision

The charity works with your senior leadership team to provide a flexible, reliable and
professional service.

Mentor Link safely and professionally recruits volunteer mentors to provide weekly one to one support to young people in schools.

We carefully match the young people to the mentors who provide independent adult role models.

Each referral will have identified goals set by teaching staff which are monitored through the mentoring journey through feedback.

The charity adds another option to your support provision for pupils and provides links to the local business and community.

Mentor Link supports your OFSTED report under safeguarding and pupil premium.

Our service supports your staff in delivering improved engagement in learning.

One High school teacher writes, “We really value the service Mentor Link provides, it’s prompt and consistent. The service allows our students to talk through any issues with confidence. We have very little to offer as provision is almost non-existent for any issues so this service is instrumental to our pastoral care.”

Primary School Headteacher H Fishbourne writes, “Thank you for your support with the service. It has really supported not just H, but our whole school.”

Shona Walton, Progression & Enrichment at The Virtual School Warwickshire: “Since identifying Mentor Link as a partner for a Creative Mentoring offer targeted at Y6-7 transition for a small number of vulnerable pupils, we have been extremely pleased with the responsiveness, professional attention to detail and careful matching of mentor to learner. One primary head, meeting a recently-transferred student for the first time since his move, was delighted by the effectiveness of the supported transition: she said, “He looked more relaxed and shining than ever before.”

Last year we mentored 292 children and young people.

88% were reported as improved in self- esteem.

82% improved in performance and behaviour at school.

84% reported improved relationships.

Our mentoring service:
• Works with your school team
• Supports your OFSTED
• Supports pupil premium
• Weekly
• Dedicated
• Professional

Our Volunteer mentors’ are:
• Professionally and safely recruited
• DBS vetted
• Supported by our staff in their role
• Male and female mentors
• Trained and supported in their role

Mentor Link welcomes enquiries from schools and our staff can discuss with you the service that we provide and how we can support your school. We have a pragmatic and professional ethos that supports schools in delivering learning to young people.

We work with Primary and High schools, colleges, school nurses, social workers,
Early Help, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and community/voluntary organisations.

For further details please contact us.

 

Upcoming Events

27
Sep

Charity Quiz Night

Come along and test your 70s knowledge at our Charity Quiz Night

26
Oct

Halloween Monster Bash

Come along to our Monster Bash: A Charity Disco for all the Family, with Halloween Fancy Dress!

Latest News

Mentor runs Great North Run

17/09/2018

One of our former mentors took part in the Great North Run on 9th September, with all proceeds going to Mentor Link. Well done Rob!

CEO meets Sajid Javid MP

14/09/2018

Our CEO, Andrea Maddocks, recently met Sajid Javid, MP for Bromsgrove and current Home Secretary, to discuss the invaluable support Mentor Link gives to young people in the area.

Case Studies

Terri’s Story

13/12/2016

This is Terri's Story. Please click here to watch her film and find out more.

Luke’s Story

13/12/2016

This is Luke's Story. Please click here to watch his film and find out more.