Assertive Mentoring 2022/23

  1. Tried & tested programme which is proven to improve student outcomes
  2. Aim is to provide 1:1 support regularly to all Year 11 students throughout their final year
  3. Emphasis on academic resilience and maximising achievement for students in Year 10 moving into Year 11
  4. Encouraging students to take ownership of their own success through assertive discussions, based on data predictions, teacher feedback, student input
  5. Aim is to ensure students step-up and are held to account whilst feeling supported and motivated by their mentor
  6. Key areas of discussion to take place at every meeting and mentors to follow up discussion points with mentees and teachers where necessary


How does it work?

  1. Every Year 10 student allocated an ‘assertive mentor’ – this will follow into Year11
  2. Assertive mentors are experienced members of staff and will support students in their final year at Oakwood
  3. Involves an on-going conversation between student and mentor
  4. Meetings used to identify underachievement through target setting and tracking systems and are evidence based
  5. Helps to identify the most appropriate intervention to address any underachievement and to maximise progress and attainment
  6. A mature and focused meeting involving actions to increase student performance and ultimately, maximise their exam results next summer


Year 11 Key Dates 2022/23

  1. W/C 19th September - Assertive Mentoring
  2. 6th October - Redhill Post 16 Open Evening
  3. 12th October - Y11 GCSE Revision Evening
  4. W/C 31th October - Assertive Mentoring
  5. W/C 7th November - Mock Exams
  6. W/C 14th November - Mock Exams
  7. 2nd December - Mock Results Day
  8. W/C 5th December - Assertive Mentoring
  9. 14th December - Parents' Evening
  10. W/C 23rd January - Assertive Mentoring
  11. W/C 20th February - Assertive Mentoring
  12. W/C 27th February - Mock Exams
  13. W/C 6th March - Mock Exams
  14. W/C 27th March - Assertive Mentoring
  15. 3 & 4th April - Easter Revision
  16. 4th May - Commendation Evening
  17. W/C 8th May - Assertive Mentoring
  18. 16th June - Leavers Day (tbc)
  19. 7th July – Prom (tbc)


Revision & support

Revision should be an on-going process for GCSE students with prior knowledge being revisited regularly in lessons and in students’ own preparation and revision schedules. Producing a personalised revision timetable is a key action in taking control of revision and ensuring that assessments and exams are thoroughly prepared for.

You can download a template here to help you with your revision.

Excel version is available here.

Key dates 

Please see the attached outlined important dates for Year 11 students through this academic year. All students have been provided with a copy of this.