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Pupils were tutored, coached and mentored to develop and integrate social, emotional and academic skills while mentors gained the transferable skills for any career.

Each mentor received:

  • 11 days of training to get them started
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  • year-long support and development from City Year staff in school
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Personal and professional development
  • 170 hours dedicated to their personal and professional development

City Year mentors’ personal and professional development included:

  • a personal development plan
  • own career mentor
  • cross-sector career exploration
  • access to new networks
  • CMI Level 3 opportunities in Leadership and Management and Coaching and Mentoring

Go for it

"I had no idea how much I could change in a single year. I have gained numerous talents and matured as a person. If you asked me if I would recommend anyone to do a placement, I would say yes, GO FOR IT!” –Nazia, City Year mentor


Together, City Year mentors ran 347 different school-based clubs or initiatives encompassing:

  • curriculum support: 47%
  • extra curricular activities: 30%
  • school community support: 16%
  • 1:1 coaching: 7%

Mentors were integral to the school day from breakfast clubs to breaktime duty; coding to catch up; multi-sports to maths; school trips to study club; and parent engagement to pastoral support.

End of year outcomes

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Students enjoy the trust and the input from City Years. There have been strong relationships formed which have helped students both academically and pastorally.”

Year 10 teacher Partner school

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