Friday 12th July saw Strood Academy’s third annual mentoring breakfast. Valued guests included three current mentors as well as a number of individuals from local business interested in learning more about this scheme at Strood Academy.

The academy was fortunate in having Jack Woodley, Careers and Enterprise Adviser for the academy attending and supporting and looking to participate as well as Mel Phelps, Careers and Enterprise Coordinator for Medway in attendance to observe best practice within the area. Support was also given by Julian Gerrish who works closely with the academy via Think Forward. Additionally, Suzanne Lock from fellow Leigh Academies Trust school, The Hundred of Hoo also attended as this academy will be commencing its own scheme in the next academic year.

Facilitated by scheme lead, Lee Cogger, guests were given a “warts and all” overview of how the scheme works and what the benefits are for both mentors and mentees.

Training for new mentors is scheduled for the 13th September and we hope that many of the guests and their colleagues will attend to join our existing mentors.