Stepping Stones mentors

We are delighted to be supported by the Mayor of London’s Young Londoners Fund to run an innovative programme to support Year 7 students as they transition from primary to secondary education. The Stepping Stones Programme has three main features:

  1. Stepping Stones lessons run by a dedicated Learning Mentor;
  2. A Summer School;
  3. Peer mentoring at Breakfast Club run twice each week.

Stepping Stones mentors meet their Year 7 mentees two mornings a week in our canteen. We offer mentors and mentees a free breakfast. Year 10 mentors are there to share their own experiences of transition with their mentees and to answer any questions mentees might have. The development of strong relationships with students in older year groups also helps our younger students quickly lose any nerves they may have about starting secondary school.