Transform engagement in learning with our
BEHAVIOUR AND RESILIENCE MENTORING PROVISION
We partner with schools to provide a structured Behaviour and Resilience Mentoring provision which is proven to have a measurable impact on engagement in learning. We position highly trained TFTF Behaviour and Resilience Mentors into our partner schools for between 1-5 days per week to work with targeted groups of students who are struggling to engage in education. Our Mentors are positive role models for your students and are skilled at building powerful relationships and using our social and emotional curriculum to develop character and emotional resilience that students can use to change their in-school engagement.
Our Impact data
Across our 80+ partner schools our provision has a strong reputation based on the high-quality outcomes that it produces and we work with you to closely align our provision to your school's key priority areas.
After two terms on this provision:
Improved Classroom Behaviour
72% of the students that we work with reduce their negative behaviour points by an average of 52%. Saving your staff valuable time and reducing disruption to learning.
85% of the students that we work with reduce their fixed term exclusions by 15%. Increasing the amount of time students spend in school.
71% of the students that we work with improve their attendance by 10%. This means more time in the classroom learning.
Why do schools partner with us?
Reduce disruption to learning and save your staff time
Proven to have a measurable impact on pupil outcomes
Build emotional resilience and character in your students
Prevent and reduce exclusions and save costs
An exceptional provsion and long term partner you can rely on
How does it work?
We work with a range of target pupils who are disengaged from education. Pupils who are: at risk of exclusion, disruptive with their behaviour, have low attendance and low emotional resilience.
MEET SOME OF OUR MENTORS
We are experts at recruiting and extensively training brilliant role models who we know will excel for your school. The rapport our mentors build with pupils is essential to our programme and we are very good at matching the mentor who has the most relevant life-experience to your school and pupils. Read about some of our mentors' stories below:
"Whilst at school, rugby got me through and I’ve since had an amazing journey with sport, playing professionally for 4 years. That journey has moulded me into the man I am today and has made me want to help other young people reach their potential."
"As a young person I was in and out of trouble and was involved in gangs and criminal activity, I moved schools a lot which made it difficult for me to find a positive role model. I then turned my life around and chose to build a career working with young people and children to deter them from the types of mistakes I made and help them to see the value of education."
"I started my career playing football for Derby County Ladies before I made the move to follow my passion and work with young people. I have extensive experience working with students in inclusion centers and schools, where my aim is to support young people to overcome their barrier to success!"
"My journey to working with young people began when I worked as a football coach at Northampton Town FC. Through this role I helped young people develop teamwork skills, self-confidence and improving their social skills. I enjoy seeing young people progress in something they are passionate about and love my job."
"I grew up on a council estate in Northampton and was bullied for being unkempt. I then started working with a mentor who made me realise my worth which motivated me to work hard to achieve. Now through my experience, I am able to advocate for young people, working with them to develop their motivation, emotional intelligence and drive."
"I’m Jordan and I’m from Sutton coldfield… yes I have a Birmingham accent! I’m a Behaviour Mentor for Think for the Future because I am passionate about using my many life experiences to work with young people to enthuse them for what life has to offer and give them the motivation and ambition to achieve what they are passionate about".
"I was born and raised in Wolverhampton, where I struggled at school with my behaviour however with a strong mentor I turned my behaviour around and achieved my GCSE's. At college I worked as a football coach and it was here that I found my passion for inspiring the next generation."
"Being a mentor allows me to be that positive role model for young people to help them overcome challenges growing up. As a mentor I bring a lot of fun and energy to my sessions and want to encourage my mentees to live a positive life and reach their potential."
"My mentoring style is transparent and approachable. My charismatic presence gives young people the chance to be comfortable and talk to me about anything that is worrying them in a safe respectful atmosphere"
"I am a very empathetic person and try to make people feel comfortable in my company. I am relatable for young people as I faced a lot of the same issues they're facing in school today not so long ago and I am proud to be a part of the most challenging times of their lives."
"Ive always had a natural ability to relate to young people and build strong rapport. I have a calm, approachable manner that makes young people comfortable, combined with a real passion for the role and the opportunity for me to have a really positive impact on a young person's life."
Our management team ensures that the programme is highly structured for your students. Our Mentor(s) are on-site between 8am - 4pm running group-based mentoring sessions (6-15 per class). They typically run 5x1 hour sessions per day, in time with your school's timetable which makes it nice and easy to organise.
The provision is based on a curriculum of over 200 interactive sessions. The curriculum is designed to challenge students, build social and emotional resilience and give them the skills they need to transform their school engagement. Each group of TFTF Mentees receives a tailored curriculum journey based on their needs and we make sure this closely aligns closely with the target outcomes of your school.
Developing Communication and Social Skills
Dealing with Emotions
Improving Behaviours and Attitudes
Building Confidence, Resilience and Self-Esteem
Coping with the Social Environment
Thinking about Aspirations, Motivations & The Future
Our provision includes advanced Impact Reporting for your school. This means no more trawling through Excel spreadsheets, our in-house data analysts produce Impact Reports for you every term. We connect to your school's data system which creates a live feed of behavioural data to our TFTF Impact Portal. Your mentor also has access to this system and uses the Data Dashboards to tailor their curriculum to the group's needs, stay up-to-date with behaviour trends and ensure they are being data-driven in the way that they work.
As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we operate a low-cost service as we are motivated by our impact and not our wallets. The table below shows an example pricing structures from 1-5 days per week
Days per week
per Full Term
Max Number of Pupils
1 Full Day
2 Full Days
This is rated 'low' cost on the Education Endowment Fund's 5-point scale for interventions.
3 Full Days
4 Full Days
5 Full Days
£80 per hour
Minimum initial sign up of 3 full terms followed by a rolling termly contract
Discounts available for multiple day bookings, 5+ days available to quote
*Based on a maximum group size of 15 pupils per lesson