Check and Connect is an intervention designed to enhance a student’s engagement at school and with learning.
Each mentor links with one student, checking in regularly with that student to discuss how they are doing and offering support in a number of ways. For example:
- Providing ongoing, consistent and timely monitoring of a student’s behaviour for signs of withdrawal and disengagement: lates, absences, skipped classes, failing tests, falling behind with homework, conduct sheets, detentions, suspensions, etc.
- Implementing timely interventions/supports to ensure student achievement and well being, when appropriate.
- Working with other teachers, management and other support staff to help the student be successful.
- Problem solving with the student when difficulties arise.