One on One Mentoring
One on one mentoring is even more significant in the senior years as Mentor Teachers help to guide and support students and families through the emotional rollercoaster of late adolescence.
The strength of the JPC educational model is the experience, insight and commitment of our teaching staff. Every student has a dedicated Mentor Teacher, who works closely with both the student and the family to support the journey from Year 7 to Year 12, enabling them to be proactive rather than reactive to situations that may arise.
This key relationship evolves as students enter young adulthood. Students develop trust in their Mentor Teacher enabling them to speak openly about the difficult topics that teenage years can present. Our staff are extensively trained in coaching techniques and pastoral care.
The Mentor Teacher also supports students through the academic demands of the Year 11 and 12 programme, helping them stay on track to achieve their goals. This includes the tracking of their attendance and academic progress to minimise the risk of voiding units of work.
Teachers are able to draw on a broad range of support services, including experts in career counselling and mental health, to ensure students have timely access to the assistance they may require.
"I chose to stay at JPC for my senior education because the Independent Learning Time provided was a fantastic way to juggle my workload. I don’t have much free time due to my intensive taekwondo training, so the flexibility given in ILT is amazing. Through ILT, I have learnt valuable organisation and time management skills that I wouldn’t have developed as well in other colleges, considering that a third of the week at JPC is Independent Learning. The Teacher support in the form of mentoring also provides an important support basis at school" - Harry Costelloe – Graduate 2019