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"Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be." Eric Parsloe, the Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring.
Mentoring and befriending is a powerful personal development. It is an effective way of helping pupils to progress with home and school life. It is a non – judgmental relationship between two people where you can volunteer your time to support and encourage a mentee at a time of change in their life. It is a helpful relationship based upon mutual trust and respect.
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Mentoring provides development opportunities for mentors as well as great personal satisfaction. Being a mentor can improve your leadership skills and enable you to learn from alternative approaches and different ways of thinking. It can be challenging, inspiring and motivating.
No prior knowledge of mentoring is required. Mentors attend a free mentoring training and gain a certificate at the end of the training.
The mentor can provide organisational skills. Mentors can also provide a sounding board against which to bounce new ideas, clarify problems and suggest alternative working methods. Most importantly mentees work towards goals and targets that mentees need to meet. Pioneers mentors are volunteers. Mentors are not expected to help more than one mentee at a time, but we now have a number of mentors who have successfully helped several mentees in series and who are still supporting pioneers because they enjoy helping others and have benefitted themselves.
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