We work closely with teachers and school staff across our target regions to make sure that our projects support the fantastic work happening within schools already. Teachers form a vital part of our community and have direct influence over how we shape our interventions.
'I am very passionate about the Mullany programme. I think that it is such a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to be able to change their lives and the lives of their children - to break the cycle of poverty that many of our pupils are in.' - Teacher, Cefn Hengoed School.
'Mentors were able to make the careers real and give a flavour of issues such as workload, continuing professional development, dealing with difficult decisions [and] teamwork. These are all valuable insights which then help students to reflect...' - Lecturer, Gower College.
'Pupils have felt empowered to take actions to help themselves. Several have gone on to find relevant healthcare work experience that will be of help to future university applications in healthcare, particularly Medicine, Pharmacy and Veterinary Sciences which require work experience. All have identified advice from e-Mentoring as being a specific factor encouraging them to take this course of action.' - Teacher, Bishop Vaughan School.
'The project has motivated many pupils in their work. Many have now got something to aim for as opposed to drifting aimlessly and waiting to see what happpens. They realise what grades are required and are working harder towards them. Many pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who were unaware of the opportunities out there are now more focused and have higher expectations of themselves.' - Teacher, Ystalyfera School.