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Empowering Your Child

11to18 Empowering Your Child

Mentoring is no longer a discretionary luxury; it is an investment in and for your child's future.

Few children and teenagers will reach their full potential without significant individual support, guidance and encouragement. Schools are not equipped to provide this degree of support and home subject tuition is not intended to fulfil this role. Good mentoring can and should help a child to achieve better GCSE grades, A-Level grades and access to the best universities. On a day-to-day level, mentoring can even harmonise relationships at home!

But mentoring is much more than a route to better grades and a good job. Great qualifications, an excellent university degree and a promising potentially lucrative career can all so readily crash down through a moment's lapse in judgement or through poorly developed emotional intelligence. Certificates and schooling are no longer sufficient to guarantee a continuing successful career and a good mentor will help a young person to appreciate how they will take their place in adult society, particularly if they may be going to lead others.

You want your child to succeed, both in their education and, more importantly, in their adult life. Day to day, as a parent, you are the biggest influence in your child’s life. However, you're not an education professional and the closeness of your relationship coupled with the often relentless pressures of work are likely to challenge your ability to support your child fully.

 

There should be a period, each week, for your child to spend time with an experienced intelligent adult who can help them make sense of their education journey, prompting them, discussing their work, encouraging them and inspiring them. This is one of the core purposes of mentoring. However, it is concerned with much more than solely school work. Support and development is needed in three specific areas: academically, emotionally and socially. Ideally, all three should be part of the role of the school, but inevitably it is impossible for them to perform and invariably they must concentrate their effort on academia only. 

 

This is where I can offer my skills. A child benefits hugely from a professional adult’s perspective, one who is not part of the family. I have overseen the educational development of thousands of children during my highly successful career and I have personally guided many tens of pupils. I have the experience, the knowledge and the gravitas to help with all three of these significant areas and I can help support your child to flourish. As a parent, you can be confident that my intervention will be highly tailored to the individual needs of your child and I will use proven strategies to foster academic excellence, emotional intelligence and critical thinking. Good mentoring significantly helps with well-being and a child's mental heath.

 

Every child has the potential to be exceptional but this is unlikely to happen by osmosis. I believe in nurturing brilliance; my role is to empower your child by helping them to help themselves. By gently guiding your child, instilling personal confidence and focusing on the whole person, I will help shape their future to enable them to become a resilient and empathetic adult. I will start with the fundamentals – time management, relationship management, personal management. As I get to know your child, I will use coaching techniques to gently hone these aspects over time, intervening as appropriate to provide positive direction, helping your child to make their own good choices and good decisions which build on their strengths and lead positively towards their aspirations.  

Supplementary Tuition

Many pupils do well in a good school and with good parents and often the competition with their peers will motivate them to work hard. However, it is invariably the case that supplementary targeted and individual support will help a child to better achieve their potential. You may already invest in one or more tutors for specialist subject intervention. If this is the case, part of the mentoring package I will provide will be to ensure that your child maximises the benefits which should accrue from their tutor(s) and to ensure that the curriculum which should be covered is addressed. Thus your child's mentoring will capitalise on these extra interventions helping them to access the next level of success.

 

Personal Tuition

A major component of my bachelor degree was English and prior to becoming a Principal I taught English in secondary schools. It may be that you would like me to spend part of the time with your child helping with their English. This can involve specifically assisting them with the work they are doing in their school lessons, a tailored programme of intervention where they most require it, or a combination of both.

Examination Support

Every good school should provide strong guidance for pupils when GCSEs and A-Levels arrive. But, necessarily, this doesn't extend to what happens off site. I'm happy to deliver bespoke help when it comes to external examinations. As a school leader I have provided innumerable interventions in the form of advice, assemblies, targeted catch-up sessions and monitored revision timetables. When your child takes their examinations, I'm happy to be on hand and as involved in the preparation and support as you wish. 

Join 11to18 now and invest to see your child achieve the confidence and the success that they deserve.

Mentoring

11to18 provides bespoke support and advice for parents as you navigate the challenges and opportunities of secondary education with your child. It's simple - you have easy access to me by phone, email / chat at any time to discuss any educational matter on which you would like help, advice, support or simply want to know more.

Here are just a few examples of the support I have given to parents.

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11to18 Supporting You Through the Education Journey

My service does, of course, provide for unexpected emergencies where serious guidance and care is required. For example, I have been able to give tailored and detailed advice where a boy was accused of cheating in a GCSE examination by having some subject information written on his arm. With some thorough investigation and with a carefully crafted letter to the school, no further action was taken and his GCSEs were saved. (If a candidate is reported to the Exam Board as having cheated in just one examination, results of all examinations can be cancelled.)

However, it's not always about advice. One parent whose partner has an extremely demanding time-hungry job, simply calls to share and update on their daughter's success and progress.

From practical matters, to a listening ear, 11to18 is here to help you and your child.

A lifeline for families

My service does, of course, provide for unexpected emergencies where serious guidance and care is required. For example, I have been able to give tailored and detailed advice where a boy was accused of cheating in a GCSE examination by having some subject information written on his arm. With some thorough investigation and with a carefully crafted letter to the school, no further action was taken and his GCSEs were saved. (If a candidate is reported to the Exam Board as having cheated in just one examination, results of all examinations can be cancelled.)

However, it's not always about advice. One parent whose partner has an extremely demanding time-hungry job, simply calls to share and update on their daughter's success and progress.

From practical matters, to a listening ear, 11to18 is here to help you and your child.

A lifeline for families

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Every parent wants their child to succeed, both in their education and, more importantly, in their adult life. Day to day parents are the biggest influence in their child’s life. However, a parent is not an education professional and the closeness of their relationship coupled with the often relentless pressures of their work challenge their ability to support their child fully.

 

There should be a period, each week, for a child to spend time with an experienced intelligent adult who can help them make sense of their education journey, prompting them, looking at their work, encouraging them and inspiring them. A child benefits hugely from an skilled adult’s perspective, one who is not part of the family. Ideally, this should be the role of the school, but inevitably it is impossible for them to perform.

 

Mentoring starts with the fundamentals – time management, relationship management, personal management. This then develops into getting to know the child, their strengths and aspirations, and working to hone these over time. Mentoring involves coaching; positively intervening to create direction. The advantage of an education professional providing this mentoring is that the child’s educational progress is also tracked and can be compared to what one should expect in comparison to their peers.

 

Few children and teenagers will reach their full potential without significant individual support. Many do well with the interest of a good school and good parents and often the competition with their peers will motivate them to work hard. Excellent mentoring capitalises on these positive effects and enables the child to access the next level of success. This translates into GCSE grades, A-Level grades and access to the better universities. On a day-to-day level, it can also harmonise relationships at home!

 

Mentoring for your child is an important investment. It is an investment in your child’s future, for it is a long-term commitment and it needs to be a regular intervention of at least an hour a week. 11to18 can provide this service, fill in the contact form or telephone to find out more.

Mentoring

Mentoring

Mentoring is no longer a discretionary luxury; it is an investment in and for your child's future.

Few children and teenagers will reach their full potential without significant individual support, guidance and encouragement. Schools are not equipped to provide this degree of support and home subject tuition is not intended to fulfil this role. Good mentoring can and should help a child to achieve better GCSE grades, A-Level grades and access to the best universities. On a day-to-day level, mentoring can even harmonise relationships at home!

But mentoring is much more than a route to better grades and a good job. Great qualifications, an excellent university degree and a promising potentially lucrative career can all so readily crash down through a moment's lapse in judgement or through poorly developed emotional intelligence. Certificates and schooling are no longer sufficient to guarantee a continuing successful career and a good mentor will help a young person to appreciate how they will take their place in adult society, particularly if they may be going to lead others.

 

You want your child to succeed, both in their education and, more importantly, in their adult life. Day to day, as a parent, you are the biggest influence in your child’s life. However, you're not an education professional and the closeness of your relationship coupled with the often relentless pressures of work are likely to challenge your ability to support your child fully.

 

There should be a period, each week, for your child to spend time with an experienced intelligent adult who can help them make sense of their education journey, prompting them, discussing their work, encouraging them and inspiring them. This is one of the core purposes of mentoring. However, it is concerned with much more than solely school work. Support and development is needed in three specific areas: academically, emotionally and socially. Ideally, all three should be part of the role of the school, but inevitably it is impossible for them to perform and invariably they must concentrate their effort on academia only. 

 

This is where I can offer my skills. A child benefits hugely from a professional adult’s perspective, one who is not part of the family. I have overseen the educational development of thousands of children during my highly successful career and I have personally guided many tens of pupils. I have the experience, the knowledge and the gravitas to help with all three of these significant areas and I can help support your child to flourish. As a parent, you can be confident that my intervention will be highly tailored to the individual needs of your child and I will use proven strategies to foster academic excellence, emotional intelligence and critical thinking. Good mentoring significantly helps with well-being and a child's mental heath.

 

Every child has the potential to be exceptional but this is unlikely to happen by osmosis. I believe in nurturing brilliance; my role is to empower your child by helping them to help themselves. By gently guiding your child, instilling personal confidence and focusing on the whole person, I will help shape their future to enable them to become a resilient and empathetic adult. I will start with the fundamentals – time management, relationship management, personal management. As I get to know your child, I will use coaching techniques to gently hone these aspects over time, intervening as appropriate to provide positive direction, helping your child to make their own good choices and good decisions which build on their strengths and lead positively towards their aspirations.  

Supplementary Tuition

Many pupils do well in a good school and with good parents and often the competition with their peers will motivate them to work hard. However, it is invariably the case that supplementary targeted and individual support will help a child to better achieve their potential. You may already invest in one or more tutors for specialist subject intervention. If this is the case, part of the mentoring package I will provide will be to ensure that your child maximises the benefits which should accrue from their tutor(s) and to ensure that the curriculum which should be covered is addressed. Thus your child's mentoring will capitalise on these extra interventions helping them to access the next level of success.

 

Personal Tuition

A major component of my bachelor degree was English and prior to becoming a Principal I taught English in secondary schools. It may be that you would like me to spend part of the time with your child helping with their English. This can involve specifically assisting them with the work they are doing in their school lessons, a tailored programme of intervention where they most require it, or a combination of both.

Examination Support

Every good school should provide strong guidance for pupils when GCSEs and A-Levels arrive. But, necessarily, this doesn't extend to what happens off site. I'm happy to deliver bespoke help when it comes to external examinations. As a school leader I have provided innumerable interventions in the form of advice, assemblies, targeted catch-up sessions and monitored revision timetables. When your child takes their examinations, I'm happy to be on hand and as involved in the preparation and support as you wish. 

Join 11to18 now and invest to see your child achieve the confidence and the success that they deserve.

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