Russell Group Academic Mentoring Programme
As part of the Stretch and Challenge programme the school runs a Russell Group Academic Mentoring Programme. Student mentors meet with a fellow student, known as their mentee, on a 1:1 basis once a week. Designed to encourage and facilitate Higher Education ambitions in all of the students involved, mentors and mentees are then taken on challenge days and trips to Russell Group Universities.
- Who is a mentor?
Mentors are Year 12 students at Acton High School Sixth Form who volunteer their time, energy and knowledge to help and guide younger students at the school. They receive training on mentoring and advice and guidance on Higher Education which they then pass on to their mentees.
- Who is a mentee?
Mentees are Year 10 and 11 students at Acton High School who have been selected for this Academic Programme because of their strong predicted GCSE grades and because they were, or are, receiving Free School Meals. They are students who show real potential to progress through Higher Education and go to university.