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Learning Mentor Programme

Learning Mentor Programme

As part of our on-going programme to support our students, this year we have begun a Student Mentorship Programme.

In alliance with King John Sixth Form, four ex-students, who all achieved 6-8 grades in English last year and are now students at the KJS Sixth Form, are returning to work with our students during Period 6 on English exam skills and practice GCSE questions.

Students who have attended so far have commented how beneficial they have found working with the mentors and that having the peer to peer support is helping to build their confidence in preparation for their exams next summer. We hope to build the programme up over the coming year so that more students can benefit from this exciting scheme.

Meet our English Learning Mentors;

The English Learning Mentors for 2018-2019 are as follows:

Jack Vesey:

Jack left Castle View with some of the best results in the school in Maths, English and Science including Grade 7 in English. He is now studying A-Levels at SEEVIC college. He is working with our Year 10 and 11 students to help prepare them for upcoming GCSEs in English. Whilst at Castle View, Jack was Head Boy and part of the Student Leadership Team; he is now an excellent role model for our students.

Liberty Berry:

Liberty left Castle View with 8 fantastic GCSEs including Grade 7 in English. She is now studying A-Levels, including English Literature at King John Sixth Form, our partner Sixth Form. She leads small group revision sessions with Year 10 and 11 students helping to plan and structure their exam responses to ensure they are reaching the top criteria.

Katie Hills:

Katie left Castle View with 8 brilliant GCSEs including Grade 7 in English. She is now studying A-Levels at King John Sixth Form. She is working with Year 7, 10 and 11 students to understand texts and help develop their critical writing. Whilst at Castle View, Katie was Head Girl and she now takes an active role in helping students to build confidence and deal with the pressure of exams

Year 13 students, Ella Merry, James Goyns and Jodie Donaldson will continue to work with us doing Grade 9 masterclasses throughout the year.

Miss Juniper is out English Intervention tutor.