Longfield Academy completed the last group business mentoring training session for this academic year on Friday 10th November.

The role of a mentor

A mixed group of new mentors from not only Longfield Academy but other Trust Academies, the Leigh, Strood and Mascalls, were expertly guided through the role of a mentor by Mrs Williams, scheme lead. Supported by Longfield Academy scheme administrator Mrs Gillies, delegates were also given a comprehensive overview of how to understand students’ performance data by Miss Marlborough as well as safeguarding training by Mrs Peters.

Where it all began

From small beginnings, business mentoring began at Longfield Academy in 2011 and has become an established offering at all Leigh Academies Trust schools. The next mentoring scheme at Longfield which these volunteers will support begins in January with a number of year 10 students and will continue into March of year 11 for these students ending as they prepare for GCSE success.

As ever, sincere thanks to all the local business people who take the time to support our students.