Project ID - TIS000940
Mentoring Young Looked After Children with Educational Support (My LACES) - This mentoring initiative requires the student to be available for at least one hour per week during term for 3 years of the course. Only open to 1st year students. The reasoning behind this is that the longer a mentoring relationship lasts, the greater the benefits. Young people who are mentored for over a year are more likely to have achieved their original goals and to have future plans. Therefore, the greater the likelihood of a positive outcome is. This supports our planned approach of having long term mentors in place.


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Project offered at

Ulster University Magee
Londonderry
BT48 7JL

Contact

Paul Cassidy

Student Skills

Social Sciences

Expected Pupil Outcomes

For the young person – provides enhanced learning and positive role models that encourage and support young people’s educational aspirations and transition stage from primary to post primary education.

Expected Student Tutor Outcomes

On completion of this activity it will enable students to achieve personal and professional development by: • Providing OCN training and accreditation for students prior to participation • Enhancing the career prospects of mentors through knowledge gained and experience. • Providing extensive interpersonal skills for mentors in guiding children in numeracy and literacy, homework, personal development, citizenship etc through a range of one to one and interactive group initiatives. • Applying learned skills for looked after children to grow in confidence, nurture their ambitions and abilities and cultivate an awareness of pathways into University. • Helping the student to recognise and understand the forces encouraging and discouraging a child to develop educationally • Helping student to reflect on outcomes and apply through placements.

Extra Information

This mentoring initiative requires the student to be available for at least one hour per week during term for 3 years of the course. Only open to 1st year students. The reasoning behind this is that the longer a mentoring relationship lasts, the greater the benefits. Young people who are mentored for over a year are more likely to have achieved their original goals and to have future plans. Therefore, the greater the likelihood of a positive outcome is. This supports our planned approach of having long term mentors in place.

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The benefits of the Tutoring in Schools programme are widely recognised by all participating parties.
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