National Mentoring Awards

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Ark Boulton Academy has been officially nominated for the National Mentoring Awards. This is brilliant news for us as a community, highlighting the successful work we carry out around mentoring for our students.

In honour of celebrating our nomination, Ark Boulton will be attending the National Mentoring Awards on Friday 1st March in Knightsbridge, London. There will be two special recognition awards announced, and we may be in with a chance of being awarded one of these accolades.

At Ark Boulton, our students are shown as well as taught how to behave with virtuous character, and the mentoring scheme set up with One Million Mentors only further supports our whole school culture and ethos.

“We are really humbled to have been nominated for the National Mentoring Awards so early on in our journey of mentoring with One Million Mentors. We thank our mentors for dedicating their time and know that our students are benefitting from hearing about their wealth of experience and career advice. It’s a pleasure working with Zahid Howladar, Delivery Team Manager and Katie Hilder, Regional Manager of West Midlands at One Million Mentors, and I am sure we will continue to work together for future students.” Mrs Assi, Assistant Principal of Character Development & Pastoral Care.

Our mentors have left a huge impression on our students, helping them navigate their way through their future academic studies and career aspirations. Mentees describe their mentors as considerate and knowledgeable, remembering little personal details about them that they have shared and describing how they go out of their way to research career options for them in between meeting them. The mentors have helped students to become more confident in voicing and forming their own opinions and giving them the confidence to be able to achieve whatever they put their mind to.