The Pastoral team comprises of a qualified counsellor and staff with backgrounds in Psychology, all who have extensive experience in working with and supporting children and young adults that require additional support.
WHO WILL BE MENTORED?
Any pupil can put themselves forward by visiting one of the emotional well-being lunch clinics, or by dropping a note in the support box available outside the Pastoral Office. In addition, staff can also nominate pupils.
Students can also be included within a more focused mentoring program through referrals of subject teachers or even parents in cases of bereavement etc. Mentors liaise with staff to identify learners who would benefit from mentoring.
WHAT CAN AN NLGS MENTOR HELP WITH?
Our mentors specialise in supporting students with
- Poor attendance
- Lack of self-confidence, self-esteem or motivation
- Failure to achieve their full potential
- Behavioural or emotional difficulties
- Difficulty settling into school and building relationships with staff or peers
- Personal crisis: trouble at home, bereavement, and bullying.
- Primary to Secondary transition
HOW DO RIAG MENTORS WORK WITH STUDENTS?
We differentiate our Mentoring program according to four main categories, these are:
- Whole school mentoring i.e. assemblies, inspirational guest speakers, peer mentoring, etc.
- Class-based mentoring: class trips, and motivational morning sessions.
- Small group mentoring: i.e. team building activities
- Individual mentoring (one-to-one): i.e. individually tailored programmes, individual target setting, personal guidance, weekly meetings, supportive framework and home visits.