GROW Mentoring Programme

A Graduate Mentoring programme for incoming Y11 Pupils

The Covid-19 Pandemic has caused considerable disruption to our young people at a late stage of their studies.

At Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), we recognise that this can have a profound effect on their processes and habits of learning so we have developed the GROW mentoring project, working with the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and South Yorkshire schools.

This project will address some of the effects on the transition from Y10 to Y11 in Secondary Schools. It also offers graduates entering employment the opportunity to develop important skills in mentoring and coaching others, and to be accredited for this work.

By working together, schools and graduates will form a network of support for young people who are at one of the most crucial stages in their education.

What makes the GROW Mentoring Programme different?

  1. Our focus on mentoring and not tutoring: We are putting pupil wellbeing and engagement at the heart of our programme.
  2. Levelling Up Locally: Supporting recent university graduates to gain skills and experiences beneficial for further study and employment.
  3. Scalability: We have a model which can be easily replicated and adapted across the country with online training and delivery.