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Building confidence, self-esteem and resilience in young people

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

The mentoring programme will be working within three schools (Egglescliffe School, Laurence Jackson School, Guisborough and St John the Baptist Primary School, Stockton) where volunteers will 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 will include a series of activities to address any issues or barriers to learning and achieving positive outcomes in school and will make a significant, lasting impact on a young person’s future. Volunteer Mentors will 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 will also add 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 new 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.

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

Sara Dalton, School Impact Officer


T: 07375 388672