VIP Mentoring (Summary) – An Impact Assessment by Lucy November, BSc, RM, MSc & Dr D. Simmons, PhD

Key Findings

  • Students taking part in the mentoring programme experienced a highly significant improvement in wellbeing, measured using the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS).
  • 89% of students and 75% of teachers reported that students’ behaviour had improved over the course of the programme.
  • Schools reported significant reductions in behaviour interventions for mentored students, with associated savings in time and energy for teachers.
  • One senior teacher estimated that he spent five to ten hours less per week on dealing with mentored students’ disruptive behaviour.
  • 79% of students and 69% of teachers reported that mentoring improved students’ attendance at school.
  • Young people were found to improve in their confidence and self-esteem.
  • For many, their time on the programme marked a turning point in terms of behaviour, self-belief and the development of resilience.

The Full Report

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Nathan Singleton, Director of Young People’s Services
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