The role of the Mentor:
The mentor's primary role is to act as a guide during the exhibition process. The role includes support groups to reflect on their progress and set the programme of action for the next step in their inquiry.
A mentor supports the students to set and meet their goals by asking questions, suggesting resources, helping interpret difficult information and, if possible, facilitating interviews or telephone calls to experts.
Groups meet with their mentors at set points during the inquiry process (approximately one meeting every two weeks). Students are responsible for contacting and organising these meetings with their mentors. Before the meeting the inquiry group reflects on their progress so far and identifies what work needs to be accomplished next. These notes are shared and discussed during the Mentor/Inquiry Group meeting (see the Mentor Meeting Planning/Feedback Sheet).
Ultimately, the students are responsible for the completion of the work!
Mentors are not involved in formal assessment but are encouraged to make anecdotal observations and to give feedback to the students and teachers.
If you would be available to mentor an inquiry group please contact Mrs Beth Germaine - firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view the mentors page here