Longfield Academy recently hosted mentor training for new mentors with the next tranche of mentoring running from January 2019 to Easter of 2020. Designed to support selected year 10 students though to the run up to their GCSE examinations, students will benefit from the guidance of over 20 new mentors from diverse business backgrounds including hospitality, social housing, finance, I.T, HR, coaching and engineering. The hard work of the Longfield Academy mentoring team has ensured an ever-growing number of external mentors joining this scheme.

During a lively session, mentors took the opportunity to discuss and share the many ways that they can help students by utilising their business knowledge and life experience, as well as completing statutory safeguarding and DBS documentation. Mentors also took the opportunity to tour Longfield Academy and were treated to lunch at the student run Telescope Bistro.

We were delighted to welcome our highly experienced and enthusiastic new team of mentors at Longfield Academy. We are really looking forward to working with them all over the coming year and a half.