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We feel very fortunate to have come across your mentoring. The level of engagement, and depth of experience was significantly greater than anything we’ve ever come across before.

Mother of A-Level Student

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The 6-Stage Approach to Oppidan Mentoring

 
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Call the office to discuss your needs and expectations 

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Choose Mentoring Programme 

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Meet Team & Mentor

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The Oppidan D7 Self Assessment

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Weekly Lesson Feedback

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Results & Next Steps 

 

The Role of a Mentor

Aims:

  • To improve a child’s confidence and engagement with their learning.

  • To fuel a child’s interest in their learning both in and outside the classroom.

  • To take active ownership of their learning.

  • To manage and resolve personal and pastoral concerns

Methods:

  • A safe space is created whereby mentors help students facilitate decisions and direction with their studies.

  • Lessons are student led and children are encouraged to take the initiative on the areas to improve and learn from.

  • Mentors help children overcome perfectionism - they allow a child to be wrong; that is the only way to improve.

  • I teach, we teach, you teach: Research shows that if a child has to teach the material they have learnt, the material is far better understood. A move from lecturing to discussion and then onto teaching ensures marked improvement.

  • Detailed academic goals are created and regular progress feedback delivered - the mentor requires that the child also provides feedback on their own work.

Outcomes:

  • Academic improvement is ensured and a game plan laid out of how best they are going to progress independently.

  • Focus, resilience and a desire to learn are attributed as aspirational outcomes to good mentoring.

  • A child feels in control of how best they learn with the methods and techniques they’ve been taught.

  • A child brings that ownership into their class lessons - mentoring allows them the confidence to contribute and feel empowered.

 

Timeline

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