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Someone is there if anything happened. It’s helped me get better at school. Before I was quite naughty – now I’m a lot better in and out of school. I’m back in class now – I used to be on my own in a room. I used to be the class clown now I’m answering questions. I’m a lot better and I can handle things – I don’t have to worry about it

Jacob

Jacob has had a positive return to school and has settled back into school routines well and seems to have a more enthusiastic attitude towards classroom learning such as sharing ideas or being proud of the work he produces. He seems more confident in his ability and less likely to speak negatively about himself or his learning. His friendships within school seem much more stable currently and there are less problems occurring out on the playground. He seems more happy in himself and being at school which has been really lovely to see. He has really enjoyed his mentoring experience and I know it was something that he really looked forward to each week.’

Jacob's teacher

Jacob and I had a great time. We seldom did anything special. We met every week, walked to the supermarket and bought food and a drink, then chatted. And that wasn't anything ground-breaking either. We laughed, updated each other, commented on what we saw, and discussed Liverpool football. We had a great time, we became good friends, and we both got a tremendous amount from it. I'll miss seeing him. But I hope he has a sense now of how special he is. And I hope he remembers me for being someone who cared, and who thought he had potential

Mike, Jacob’s mentor