Blogged by Matt Smith
At our recent TeachMeet at QE we discussed Intervention strategies that we felt worked. One intervention that kept coming up was “the use of A2 students to support and mentor AS students. Sometimes this was formally through a Mentoring enrichment but often it was was done much more informally with lunchtime sessions with AS students or students helping out in AS classes.
There is quite a lot of research evidence that using peer mentoring is one of the most effective and cost effective methods of intervention. The link below gives a lot more detail on some of these findings.