All students are divided into four colleges when they start the school with siblings usually placed in the same college. Mentor groups are made up of students from all year groups so there is a mix of ages. There are currently around 22 students in a mentor group. This allows students to get to know both their peers as well as a range of other students. Older students are able to share their experiences of school such as going through the options process and also help younger students feel more supported around the school.

At present we have two college leaders and by September 2018 we will have four meaning that each college has its own leader. The number of mentor groups in each college will grow as the school develops.

The mentor meets their group each morning between 8.40 and 9.05.

Northgate

College Leader: Mr Hartshorn

Eastgate

College Leader: Mr Hartshorn

NG01

Mr Rogers

EG01

Mr Hudson

NG02

Miss MacDonald

EG02

Mr Bailey

NG03

Miss Rawlins

EG03

Miss O’Donnell

NG04

Mrs Lee/Miss Wang

EG04

Mrs Hopkins

 

Southgate

Interim College Leader: Mrs Diaz

Westgate

Interim College Leader: Mrs Diaz

SG01

Mr Ludgate

WG01

Miss Richards

SG02

Mr Zafar

WG02

Mrs Devlin

SG03

Miss Johnson

WG03

Mr Bown

SG04

Mrs Farrall

WG04

Mrs Parkhouse

 

During mentor time students complete a range of activities such as:

Monday- Planner/equipment check/Learning reviews –checking they are ready to learn

Tuesday - Assembly

Wednesday Current affairs/quiz/show and tell

Thursday - Numeracy/literacy activity

Friday – Baraza

Our mentors work with students to reflect on their learning, completing target setting and learning reviews. They are the first port of call for parents and are there to provide pastoral support for our students.