Peer Mentoring

Our Peer Mentoring Programme aims to provide support for our younger students – individually and as a group, to help them settle in, make progress and to achieve their full potential within The Heights.

Mentors provide individual and group support from the initial stages of pupils’ life within The Heights.  They will be selected and given training to ensure that they have the skills necessary to support young people who might be daunted by some of the obstacles they face during their transition from mainstream school.

The Peer Mentoring Programme encourages our Key Stage 4 pupils to play a responsible role in the school community and ensures that new students are secure in the knowledge that there are always older pupils available and willing to help them.

The Role of the Mentor:

The Mentors role is to act on behalf of the School to support new students.  Peer Mentors are invaluable as they will have experienced the same issues and concerns and can offer support from a young person’s perspective.  The Mentor will act with the best interests of the young person in mind at all times and within the structures set down by the School.