A list of websites is given below, some of which are essential and others useful. Websites 1, 2 and 3 will be referred to regularly during your time as a mentor, so learning to navigate these sites early in the mentoring programme is advised.
This site hosts a comprehensive library of activities which mentors will find invaluable. It is split into two packs:
It is strongly suggested that mentors familiarise themselves with this very practical classroom based resource. Please note that financial information will need to be checked and updated where necessary.
Here you can download copies of this manual, and access the detailed learner engagement plans and activities for year groups 7 to 13.
This is the site mentors will use for any communication outside of the school environment. Here mentors can select from over 100 online activities for their mentees (learners) to carry out – this could be independently or with the mentor present. Login details will be given to mentors during their training.
Other generic sites include:
Some excellent website that can help you get your mentees thinking about careers and the world of work. Some also include quizzes and diagnostic assessments that suggest career ideas based on the user’s interests, likes and dislikes etc.