Benjamin Smith is a pastoral leader at Deptford Green School
In his role he helps pupils to improve their social, emotional and behavioural skills and was vital in supporting the charity’s work with young people both in school and out in the community.
“For Jimmy were amazing. Over a few terms they worked with a group of students who were not showing the promise that we knew they had inside. The charity helped them to find their potential through working with other schools and the local community. For Jimmy uses mentors that our students can relate to and learn from without feeling like they are being taught by ‘normal teachers’. We have seen an increase in engagement across all subjects; significant reduction in negative behaviour events and two of the students are now involved in our student leadership programme.”
– Benjamin Smith