Many children throughout their schooling will have to overcome multiple challenges unique to them including low self-confidence, additional educational needs, managing frustration, building positive relationships and more. At Switch we are dedicated in our mission to help individuals unlock their full potential. Through mentoring we work collaboratively with each child to overcome these challenges together by developing a range of strategies and tools that young people can use to improve their experience and life skills.
Within Primary and Secondary schools we have successfully aided out mentees to develop their personal skills and improve their school life.
"We would thoroughly recommend the mentoring services that Switch offer. All the children who have accessed the service have increased in self-confidence. We use the service both for mentoring small groups as a short-term intervention and mentoring individuals long-term. We have been so impressed with the sessions, the progress and the Switch team themselves. "
Mrs C Axe
SENCO Inclusion Lead Chandag Junior School and Chandag Infant School
The Mentoring process
Our experienced mentors develop mentee attributes outside of the classroom to transfer into their learning inside the classroom through bespoke activities and mentoring conversations.
The activities are aimed at challenging and developing the individual needs of the mentees. Alongside utilising their hobbies and passions, for example teaching mentees how to fix their push bikes through questioning and exploring.
As some children may struggle within a school environment, we provide off site mentoring. Within off site Mentoring we use and variety of activities and experiences to provide challenge and support, such as playing rugby, going climbing, or having mentoring conversation with some food.
"Before the mentoring I was a troubled youngster who was struggling with substance abuse and especially trouble I got into with my temper. Matt became my mentor and allowed me to express the problems I was having at home whilst improving my rugby skills which got me into the Bristol bears academy to which I have excelled to my current state as an honoured player of the Bristol bears under 18s academy. Lawrence has helped me improve massively as a coach and a player whilst becoming a very good mentor and friend."
Leo (1:1 Mentee)
To enquire about the mentoring services that we provide please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can Email Lawrence at Lawrence@switchrugby.com with any questions or to set up a meeting to discuss our mentoring.