We recruit postgraduates from art and design and music who all have an assessment of dyslexia and or dyspraxia. We then send them into one of our 6 partner schools where they work alongside the existing staff and provide additional help to students with specific learning disabilities (SpLDs). They also run lunch-time or afterschool clubs targeting these students.
We liaise carefully with the management and arts departments of our partner schools, making all the necessary arrangements for Creative Mentors to work successfully alongside teachers and support staff.
We visit our partner schools to record and document our work, gathering feedback from staff, pupils and Creative Mentors to learn what works well and how we can make it work better.
Individuals who have spent a year working as part of our team are able to apply for funding from CMF to run a one-off project aimed at increasing self confidence and enthusiasm for students with SpLDs. Applicants would need to have confirmation from a school that they are happy to accommodate you running the project.