Plashet Learning Mentor wins Pearson Award for Excellence in Education

Jeba Begum, Learning Mentor, a member of the Coaching and Mentoring Department (CMD) has been awarded a Pearson Award for Excellence in Education. Miss Begum has received the award to recognise the quality of the support, guidance and commitment that she provides for the students at Plashet School. Jeba, an English Graduate, also teaches Bengali to year 7 students at the school.

In her Learning Mentor role she supports a range of students with issues covering a variety of aspects of academic and pastoral areas such as social skills, bereavement, domestic issues, peer conflict, peer mediation, restorative justice, organisational and study skills.

Her work in the last two years in particular, with KS4, has been outstanding as she has developed the work of our Progress+ Club to support achievement at GCSE level. She has done this with determination, compassion, care and understanding to ensure that students are supported to achieve their potential.

Jeba, with her colleague Miss Knowles, developed and led 1 hour workshops covering Revision Techniques, Timetables, Exploring Learning Strengths, the Revision Cycle and Fears and Worries in Year 11. Jeba was able to use pupil premium funding to further support the students with the equipment that they needed.

Furthermore, throughout the 3 terms, Jeba ensured that all students attended subject specific clubs identified by teachers across the curriculum. Jeba was able to build effective relationships with parents to support year 11 learning after school and as such helped to support the learning of the students in a holistic way making an effective contribution to year 11 progress.

This is what the student say about the Progress+ club

“I found Progress+ gave me a quiet space to revise and receive help from the CMD staff. My grades improved from using the time wisely.”

“Progress+ motivated me to do the work I needed and I could get help when needed.”

“I would like to say thank you Ms Begum for taking the time to help us. I cannot thank her enough.”

Plashet School