The School Mentor Programme is an innovative partnership project between Vision Academy Learning Trust, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Catalyst.

The School Mentor Programme is an innovative partnership project between Vision Academy Learning Trust, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Catalyst.

The mentoring programme operates within Five schools (Egglescliffe School, Laurence Jackson School, Guisborough, St John the Baptist Primary School, Stockton, Harewood Primary School, Thornaby and Huntcliff School Saltburn) where volunteers mentor students who have been identified to be at risk of under-performing, with specific reference to students who are disadvantaged, vulnerable and children/young people in Local Authority care.

The mentoring programme includes a series of activities to address any issues or barriers to learning and achieving positive outcomes in school and aims to make a significant, lasting impact on a young person’s future.

Volunteer Mentors provide 1:1 support to a young person in one of the partnership schools, helping to identify future goals, build confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

The programme also adds value by introducing students to activities led by community organisations, including sport, performing, hobbies, volunteering and the development of life and employability skills.

We are recruiting for a number of Volunteer Mentors to support children and young people as part of this scheme, full training and ongoing support will be provided by the School Impact Office at Catalyst.

We would also like to engage local organisations, businesses and higher education establishments who can help support this new scheme.

Volunteer with us!

We don’t require any qualifications or experience for this role and we will provide full training and a DBS form will be completed. Whether you are looking for experience in Education for future career prospects, or you simply enjoy supporting young people to succeed and feel equipped for their futures you can get involved! Fill out our online application form, linked here and a member of staff will contact you with next steps to get started.

Contact

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Mentor or would like to know more about the programme please contact;

Helen Burns (School Impact Officer)

Email: Helen.Burns@catalyststockton.org

Mobile: 07946 060430

School Mentor Volunteer – Radio Interview

Jayne is a volunteer with the School Mentor project at Catalyst. She was interviewed on the BBC Tees Breakfast show to discuss the benefits of volunteering and how the project is helping children and young people across Teesside.


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