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How can technology better enable student mentoring across schools?

In this video, Susan Dench, Executive Headteacher at The West Grantham Academy: St Hugh’s (secondary), shares how technology has enabled student mentoring.

Susan shares how a collaboration with another school in a different part of the country meant that her year 11 students could be mentored by pupils in this other school. Technology has enabled this to happen without the expense, time for and organisation of travel and Susan explains some of the actions required for the approach to work effectively.

Whilst the school makes use of iPads, consider what might enable you to achieve similar in your own context if you don’t have access to iPads. Whilst this case study depicts the approach being used between schools in the UK, you might like to think about international application, especially if you’re a teacher of modern foreign languages.

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  • How might these approaches be applied in your own context to solve a challenge you’ve identified?
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