Mentoring and work experience
SHINE Merton offered mentoring training to students and graduates in transition to secondary school and college. Some also had an opportunity for work experience as dance coaches and Peer Mentors. Mentoring training was designed by our Shine tutor and Mindfulness coach to support pupils in transition and offer a library of wellbeing techniques and a safe space to talk. We had a fantastic response from students and parents which was excellent to see.
We are fully committed to improving health of our local community and making a positive difference. We have successfully delivered a number of emergency intervention programmes such as Mindfulness and talking therapy for staff and parents. We are looking forward to newly re-established partnership with One You Merton local health and wellbeing service. OYM will provide regular monthly sessions and health checks in our schools and our community projects.
Parent Support Advisor Network
The Cluster Development Manager regularly meets with the school PSA’s offering them support and guidance. These meetings proved to be a fantastic hub for networking, fundraising and introduction to a number of work professionals and partner agencies.
The Cluster is committed to sharing resources and good practice by putting on a series of twilights and shorter training courses for teaching and support staff. The Inset was postponed due to Covid and took place on Monday 6th June 22.
Adult and Family Learning
We have partnered for the 10th year with Merton Adult Education to deliver adult and family learning sessions in-schools. First Aid, Passport to work and ESOL courses are all due to take place in Summer 22.
Our team of highly experienced Headteachers and partners continues to offer specially tailored support in the areas of business administration, coaching, behaviour management, leadership, innovation, and child, adolescent and adult mental health.
Our development work is based on creative leadership approaches and innovation. We are dedicated to meeting community needs in financially sustainable ways. Our team of educational and business experts isvery open to new ideas and building partnerships.