Term time programmes

Citywise Primary

Citywise Primary is a one-to-one term-time mentoring programme for young people in Years 5 and 6/P6 and P7. The programme is delivered in individual projects for up to 12 young people. With this structure our intention is that a young person will take part in a Citywise project for two years, learning the personal and academic skills they need to make a success of the difficult transition to secondary school.

The projects run for two hours each week for up to 25 weeks, taking place in the school, usually at the end of the school day. Each weekly session comprises of one hour of one-to-one mentoring with a positive, committed mentor, and another hour of group activities to foster team-work, develop social skills and have fun.

At the end of the year we host a celebratory event to which parents are invited.

All activities are based on our curriculum focusing on developing character values and positive personal traits. All sessions are managed by a trained Citywise Project Leader and mentors undergo DBS/PVG checks. Mentors work with the same mentee each week for the duration of the project and where possible, mentee-mentor pairings are same sex.

Citywise Secondary

We also run a one-to-one term-time mentoring programme for young people throughout secondary school, with a particular focus on young people in transition years (Year 7/S1). The programme is delivered in individual projects for up to 12 young people in each year.

Similarly to primary, the projects run for two hours each week for up to 25 weeks, taking place in the school, usually at the end of the school day. Each weekly session comprises of one hour of one-to-one mentoring with a positive, committed mentor, and another hour of group activities to foster team-work, develop social skills and have fun.

Additionally, we arrange one or two trips such as a trip to Glasgow University and we host a celebratory end of year event to which parents are invited.

‘Agents of Change’

Our Year 10/S4 projects further develop the motivation to foster positive character traits. We inspire young people to believe that they are agents of change – they have the capacity to act and shape the direction of their futures. By encouraging them to develop and fine tune their aspirations, we cultivate young people with vision, ambition and the personal and academic skills necessary to succeed.

These 14-16 year olds have the opportunity to gain further leadership practice and real work experience by working as a Junior Mentor on our Summer Projects.