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 20-25 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. We have four college leaders & seven mentor groups in each college as Year 11 students move into their own Mentor groups in the Spring term of Year 11.

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

Northgate

College Leader: Miss Rawlins

Eastgate

College Leader: Mr Bolatti

NG01 Miss Johnson EG01 Miss Woodhouse
NG02 Mr Jay EG02 Miss Daffern
NG03 Mr Green EG03 Miss O’Donnell
NG04 Mrs Lee & Miss Dye EG04 Mrs Hopkins
NG05 Miss Thompson EG05 Miss Ward
NG06 Miss Roberts EG06 Miss Mack
NG11 Mr Rogers EG11 Mr Hudson

 

Southgate

College Leader: Mrs Hunter

Westgate

College Leader: Mrs Stones

SG01 Mr Wiggins WG01 Mr Hartshorn
SG02 Mr Yin WG02 Mrs O’Neill
SG03 Mr Jandhu WG03 Mr Bown
SG04 Mrs Dhadday WG04 Mrs Parkhouse
SG05 Mrs Pendergrast & Mr Hanly WG05 Miss Emeney
SG06 Ms Frampton WG06 Mrs Tyrell
SG11 Mr Ludgate WG11 Mrs Kidman & Miss MacDonald

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

  • Uniform & Equipment check – checking they are ready to learn
  • Assembly
  • Numeracy/literacy activity
  • PSHE
  • Baraza
  • Reading

Our mentors work with students to reflect on their learning, behaviour choices & rewards. They are the first port of call for parents and are there to provide pastoral support for our students.