The Jigsaw4u Mentoring Service is funded by the AELTC Wimbledon Foundation. We provide a Mentor for a child identified by their school as failing to reach their potential.
Jigsaw4u Mentors meet their child for 1 to 1 ½ hours after school each week with the aim of improving the child’s level of attainment, emotional well-being, attendance and punctuality.
Jigsaw4u Mentors are consistent, positive role models for children and can help with homework, do projects children are interested in or help them develop a new interest or skill.
Children working with the Mentoring Service can also access Jigsaw4u activities such as music or art days, seaside trips, football matches or theatre visits.
Jigsaw4u Mentoring Service begins working with a child in year 6 and supports them through the transition to secondary school into year 7. This is a very challenging time for all young people as the primary and secondary schools environments are very different and research shows that a bad start to secondary school can affect a student’s long-term education and prospects. The Mentoring Service aims to help identified children manage the transition and ensure they achieve their potential.
Jigsaw4u Mentors are volunteers who receive a full training programme and are fully supported by our Volunteer Co-Ordinator throughout their work with us. Mentors are motivated to volunteer with this project as it is extremely rewarding, they learn new skills, make a positive contribution to the local community and broaden their prospects
All Jigsaw4u volunteers are fully DBS checked. Our Mentor’s are currently active in the following Merton primary schools:
- Gorringe Park
- Joseph Hood
- St John Fisher
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or would like more information, please contact Jenny on 020 8687 1384.