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Mentoring for trans, gender variant and questioning students

Gendered Intelligence offers mentoring to trans, non-binary or gender variant identified students, as well as to those who are questioning their gender identity or who have a trans history. Mentoring can take place in any educational setting across England and Wales. The mentoring scheme aims to retain the student in the institute of education, where retention and attainment may be at risk. The mentoring scheme is delivered primarily via one to one meetings which offer practical support and take a problem-solving approach. All our mentors are trans identified and have professional skills in working with young people. It allows us to explore feelings and needs around a young person’s gender identity. The service is flexible and considers the specific circumstances of the young person.

The mentoring scheme offers an opportunity to:

Mentoring for Trans Students in Schools and Sixth Form Colleges

Package: Package: The service can be fl exible and can adhere to the needs of the student and to the institute. It always involves an initial “needs assessment” which we call ‘Capturing your Journey’ as well as interim staff meetings. This can be carried out weekly, monthly, over a term or an academic year.

Cost: £80 per hour plus travel / accommodation expenses.

Students may draw from their Pupil Premium Grant, Disability Services Allowance or other Access funds can be used.

See ‘Gendered Intelligence Fees, Terms & Conditions’

Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about our services or book a package.

Mentoring for Trans Students in Further Education Colleges and Higher Education Institutes

Package: Package: Package: The service can be fl exible and can adhere to the needs of the student and to the institute. It always involves an initial “needs assessment” which we call ‘Capturing your Journey’ as well as interim staff meetings. This can be carried out weekly, monthly, over a term or an academic year.

Cost: £80 per hour plus travel / accommodation expenses.

See ‘Gendered Intelligence Fees, Terms & Conditions’

Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about our services or book a package.

What educational institutions and students think of our mentoring packages

“Working with GI has meant that the transgender student has continued to engage in college life and complete a course of study. The student was really struggling with college life when the mentoring was first put in place” - Director of Studies, Hereford Sixth Form College

“I suppose with my own personal identity support from GI has made me feel more secure. Before I might have thought that being trans is something to keep to myself but now I feel much more comfortable knowing that someone else knows who I am rather than not. Also, I notice how it’s now easier to accept my own identity as much as others do. If I know everyone’s fine with me for who I am it makes my identity less of a weight on my shoulders and just another thing about me which makes me who I am” - Trans Student

“I definitely feel more confident after mentoring. For me I really didn’t know so well how to talk about gender identity with other people, it was all a bit too awkward so I avoided it. It helps so much to be able to have open conversations about something so important and I feel much freer and much closer to friends and family because of it. The mentoring scheme at GI was really my only source of actual practical help with stuff like how to deal with relationships with others. When you first come to terms with being trans it is definitely a daunting prospect and it feels like a million things are flying at you at once, so it really helped to have support with specific challenges I faced individually”- Trans Student

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