Model Mentoring: an RSA SkillsBank update
RSA SkillsBank continues to grow with a variety of pilot programmes working with a diverse group of partner organisations. Our latest confirmed initiative is the Adopt a Student pilot with Lilian Baylis Technology School, the first London school to join the RSA’s Family of Academies. The aims of the pilot are varied but there will be a focus on commitment between student and mentor demonstrating a higher level of work experience and career development. Already we have received enthusiastic feedback from Fellows wishing to participate in this experiment.
The launch event planned for the pilot, Thursday 31 May, will allow Fellows and RSA SkillsBank participants can find out more about this scheme and how they can get involved. More importantly this is a chance for Fellows to work closely with students and give insight into work, organisations and help raise individual aspirations. If you are a Fellow and would like to volunteer register for RSA SkillsBank online and contact Alice Dyke or myself.
Other current RSA SkillsBank pilots include Changemakers (linked to the RSA work with CitizenPower), the Wales Churchill Fellows Advisory project and we are currently discussing collaboration with School Governors’ One-Stop Shop. If Fellows have any other suggestions or ideas for developing the SkillsBank and opportunities to capitilise on the expertise and knowledge Fellowship brings to the table please let me know. It would be great to hear from you.
Deputy Head of Regional Programme