Mentees' feedback 

The following quotes are from mentee feedback forms submitted to July 2017. 
Everything is recorded below exactly as it was written.  Note that not all the questions were asked in all the feedback forms.


Do you feel like mentoring has made a difference to your life?

91% of responders said YES.  Here are some of the things they said …

JR

Year 11 girl

She helped me decide where I wanted to go afer year 11 and supported me the whole way

KM

Year 9 girl

Yes. Talked about the future and made me want to achieve things

EC

Year 9 girl

Yes – because it’s made me wanna do better in school and get a good job

NC

Year 9 boy

Yes – helped me realise what im doing wrong and what I need to do to change it

RJ

Year 9 boy

Yes – I’ve become more confident with new people and I’ve learnted what it take to become a good worker in a workplace and a likable person. The mentors help you keep track of your behaviour and give you advice to improve

OW

Year 9 boy

Yes – made me focus to complete tasks

PG

Year 10/11 girl *

Yes- You’ve helped me realise what I need to do to I things and where I’m going in life

MT

Year 10/11 girl *

Yes – it has gave me look at life and a perspective on how thing work and what are right and wrong

ML

Year 9/10 girl *

Yes – I think things through more, like think before I make the wrong decision

KC

Year 8/9 boy *

Yes- because I can now see things in a different way than before

AB

Year 8/9 boy *

Yes – Because they gave me lots of support and made me feel confident

KB

Year 6 girl

Yes – I will always remember the stuff she has taught me – taking other people into account and being positive

RS

Year 6 boy

Yes – More confident to talk too i.e. eye contact - less shy

PB

Year 6 girl

Yes- it made me confident when talking infront of a crowd

JC

Year 6 boy

No – Taught me some skills and helped encourage me - Not made a real difference yet but I will aim higher in life

MS

Year 6 girl

Yes- because when I met (my mentor) I felt scard and the past few months I have got stronger

LC

Year 6 boy

Yes – Because I didn’t use to be as confident as I am now

OT

Year 6 boy

Yes – It has taught me the the importance of talking to someone about things

DP

Year 6 boy

Yes – talking together has mad me less shy and I fill more confident dealing with people

JK

Year 10 boy

Yes – it has inspired me to continue on dificult tasks

JO

Year 10 boy

Yes - because its help me to get a understanding of what I need to do to get the carrer I have wanted

KW

Year 10 boy

Yes - At first, I had career ideas and they seemed so far, but working with a mentor helped me understand that it isn't and also to work on things around it too.

LM

Year 10 boy

Yes - because it has helped me in school and now I'm not getting as many C3's or exclusions that I had before bridge builders

CW

Year 10 boy

Yes - it makes me feel more responsible

KG

Year 10 boy

Yes - (my mentor) has made me relise that you need to do well in school to get a job and he encourages me and gives confidence

CH

Year 10 boy

Yes- It has made me more aware of what has to be done and how much effort to put in

* in these cases, mentoring started part way through one school year and continued into the next


What have you enjoyed most about your mentoring sessions?

here are some of the replies we got…

KM

Year 10 girl

I have enjoyed having someone to talk to and support me through things like work and thinking about my future

NC

Year 9 boy

Building new friendships and having some one to talk to

PG

Year 10/11 girl *

Being able to speak freely and get help with school and home life

LT

Year 10/11 girl *

Talking to someone and not having to hold back

YB

Year 10/11 girl *

Being able to ask anything to do with school and careers

MT

Year 10/11 girl *

Getting to know my mentor and having someone to talk to

SR

Year 11 girl

I could open up on issues that I couldn’t talk about to teacher and mum and friends

DC

Year 8/9 boy *

The conversations

NL

Year 6 girl

I enjoyed talking to (my mentor) about secondary school becaue I was very stressed about that

RS

Year 6 boy

Learning about world of work, work visit

JC

Year 6 boy

Learning practical stuff ie handshake, roleplay etc

MS

Year 6 girl

Letting my feelings out

AW

Year 6 boy

What I have learnt – what to expect in secondary school

SH

Year 6 boy

That I am free to say whatever I want without somebody judgeing me

LC

Year 6 boy

Him telling me techniques

MD

Year 6 girl

Inetview and like talking about Books

AT

Year 6 boy

To talk to my mentor stuff about me and what is happening in my family and talking about my grades


Would you recommend mentoring to your friends?

64% said YES, less than 1% said NO and 26% said MAYBE, very commonly because they felt it depended on the friend.  Here are some of the comments they made….

JR

Year 11 girl

Yes. I want all my friends to know where they want to be and mentoring helped me to do that

PG

Year 10/11 girl *

Yes – Because mentoring has helped me become a better person and stir’s me in the right direction

LT

Year 10/11 girl *

Yes – It’s good not speaking to anyone with links in the school/parents and someone who won’t judge

NL

Year 10/11 girl *

Yes – it’s an amazing experience to be part of. Makes you aware that there is someone you can talk to about anything

NL

Year 6 girl

Yes – I would recommend it to my friends because it made a positive change in my life by making me think about the future and my friends would definitely enjoy it. Everything about it was fun and it deffinetly helped me to achieve my goal of becoming an engineer.

KB

Year 6 girl

Yes – they’ve helped me a lot and I think they would do a lot to help others. When I have shared it relieves me of stress which is a good thing.

PB

Year 6 girl

Yes- it helps you conqur your fears. It was extremely fun.

JC

Year 6 boy

Yes – because it helps you think about your future and focus on your school work

CH

Year 6 boy

Yes – (my mentor) helped me grow in confidence. (My mentor) has been there for me

DF

Year 6 boy

Yes – Becauase ithas helped me a lot for getting a better education

AW

Year 6 boy

Yes – It can change their life and make them confident. When we went out for Enterprise it was one of the best experiences of my life

SH

Year 6 boy

Yes – Because you can express a range of things and feel that you have just talked to a family member. They are also very nice and can help you with any problem. The privacy of the whole thing was very good and I am grateful for nobody shareing secrets

LC

Year 6 boy

Yes – because they help you and tell you how to improve. It is just super fun

KG

Year 6 girl

Yes – because it can help you decide on your career

KS

Year 6 girl

Yes – You can talk to them about anything. You can discuss your future. It is so fun. It is sooo good!

MH

Year 6 boy

Maybe – Because you learn different things and be more confident in your choices

RH

Year 10 boy

Yes - it helped me be good and choose what I want to be when I am older

JD

Year 10 boy

Yes - I would because it gives you insight into opportunities that you wouldn't have thought of doing

JN

Year 10 boy

Yes - it will give my friends idea's for their future and great thoughts about your carrear

JT

Year 10 boy

Yes - My friends sometimes don't realise how important school is and don't try their best.

AT

Year 10 boy

Yes - gives time to relax and talk about stuff. It was amazing

CW

Year 10 boy

Yes - helps you become more responsible and more independent

JW

Year 10 boy

Yes - I would because you can talk to someone and they can help you through school.

JP

Year 10 boy

Yes- It is a massive help in life and shows/tells us about the future