What is Mentoring?

Some young people can’t cope in a small class environment, so they will be put on a one-to-one timetable. One-to-one working involves close work between the student and the tutor, and young people are paired up with tutors who can support them in whichever skills or activities are likely to best motivate the young person. Mentoring allows the young person to have all of their mentor’s attention which means they can cater for their needs more effectively.

What does Mentoring offer?

At Releasing Potential we have our own full time one-to-one students who are on a timetable which is similar to ‘Engage’. Mentors model positive behaviours to students and provide a warm, supportive adult relationship that takes into account sometimes very complex emotional and learning needs. Some students will have the opportunity join an Activation group, where appropriate, as part of their mentoring programme, during which they will work as part of a group with their respective tutors with a 1:1 staff to student ratio.


  • Full day one-to-ones run from 9.30am until 2.30 pm.
  • Half day one-to-ones are a morning or an afternoon of 3 hours, for example 9.00am until noon


Havant School Site:

Releasing Potential School

7 Kingcroft Court





Charity No: 1097440

DfE number: 850-6093

Chichester School Site:

Releasing Potential School

4 St James' Works

St Pancras


West Sussex

PO19 7NN


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