Halley Academy was delighted to host a second STEM mentor training session on Wednesday 9th January. With the valuable support of the Tallow Chandlers Livery Company, an impressive group of professionals from the worlds of medicine, accountancy, engineering, architecture, transport and agriculture gathered to complete training to become mentors to year 12 science and engineering students. Mentors will begin working with their mentees this term and will continue to work with them through to the Easter of student’s year 13.

During the morning, new mentors covered all aspects of the scheme including DBS checks and safeguarding. The group spent some time working on the mechanics of the scheme which is designed to raise aspirations and guide students to successful destinations. This included ice breaker activities and hinge activities.

The morning closed with an introduction to some of the students who will be participating in the scheme and a visit by the Master of The Tallow Chandlers Livery Company, John Baxter CBE, his wife, Margaret and Clerk to the company, David Homer.

We very much look forward to students working with all new mentors.


Post event delegate comment to mentoring lead, Rasheeda White, included:

“I just want to take the opportunity to say how impressed I was especially with your valuable insights into what to expect of your students and tips on how to help them get the most out of the opportunity. You are a huge credit to the school. I look forward to working with you.”


For further coverage of the Tallow Chandlers Livery Company visit to The Halley Academy, please see here