When you take someone’s hand and guide them over a bridge that you yourself have crossed before that is mentorship.
The power of mentoring
Before the Department for Education rolled out its National Tutoring Programme (NTP), mentoring was not a term widely used in the education space, especially when it comes to supporting pupils’ learning.
However, post-pandemic, the DfE has identified the role of academic mentor as a key part of its recovery plan and the NTP.
Before Covid had even raised its head, I had already experienced the impact that mentoring could have on a young person.
At the age of 10, I experienced my first permanent exclusion from school and by the age of 13 I was completely disengaged in almost all aspects of school life.
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