On Track to Achieve is an innovative and unique seven month school based mentoring programme in which Athlete Mentors work with groups of young people aged 14-19.
The programme helps develop the confidence, emotional resilience and teamwork of the young people, and enables them to reflect on their own aspirations for the future.
Over the course of the programme, young people will have the opportunity to:
· Work with an Athlete Mentor to achieve their personal goals and targets set for the programme.
· Keep an up to date account that reflects their development and activities undertaken.
· Work as a team with other young people from within the school and/or in the local community.
· Be part of a community project that will make a positive impact locally.
Throughout the programme, students will work closely with an Athlete Mentors along with a mentor from the local Business sector.
Parkside School were absolutely delighted to find out that Great Britain International Swimmer James Kirton will be paired with the school and are looking forward to welcoming him into the school.
As an Athlete Mentor, James will use a bespoke framework to discuss and agree specific outcomes with schools teachers and students in order to inspire and challenge them during their mentoring sessions:
Teachability – Develop the right attitudes for learning.
Responsibility – Develop skills for managing yourself and leading others.
Aspirations – Raise aspirations and expectations of future goals.
Character – Increase confidence, self-belief and motivation.
Knowledge – Further develop skills and knowledge.
As part of the project, all of the students involved will be required to complete a Social Action project to help make a difference in the local community. The project will encourage and enable each young person to make a positive change in their local community, supporting the school ethos through:
· High standards of academic achievement and pursuit of fulfilment in personal and social development.
· Development and application of personal, learning and thinking skills across a broad range of subjects.
· Excelling in school life beyond the taught curriculum and seeking opportunities to further learning.
· Contributing positively to the well-being of the school and the wider community.
· Understanding the importance of learning throughout their lives.
Deputy Headteacher, Matt Barratt added, “We are absolutely delighted to become a pilot school for such an inspirational organisation. The project will provide a fantastic opportunity for all of the students involved to truly become the very best that they can be.”