Academic Mentoring links strongly with the RMS ethos of ‘’valuing each girl as an individual, whatever her strengths; we will uncover your daughter’s potential and ensure its fulfilment.’’
The programme also reinforces the School’s commitment to the government’s Every Child Matters initiative; we further support pupils to enjoy and achieve at school, and assist them to achieve economic well- being. The programme aims to raise the expectations and aspirations of girls who may not currently be fulfilling their potential. Mentoring is offered to students who are underperforming and therefore not reaching their potential. The programme is designed to investigate what is causing this underperformance and seeks to rectify this through bi weekly discussions and goal setting. The time on the programme is individually based according to needs.
A programme of Mentoring Enrichment has been introduced for students in Years 8 and 9 who have been identified at the end of the academic year as achieving a very high standard. The girls meet in small groups with their year peers to discuss and explore contemporary issues in order to challenge their thinking and to enrich and extend their learning in a personal and meaningful way.
Students in the Sixth Form volunteer to be trained as Peer Mentors, to listen to younger pupils and give advice about general organisation and school-related concerns. In Year 9, girls can apply to be part of the “Big Sister” programme, where they learn to assist Year 7 girls in their transition to the Senior School.
RMS's approach to education and pastoral care supported and enabled my daughter to become the amazing young women she is today. Parent