In 2013 Richard Daniel Curtis, a Children and young people’s behaviour expert working in a local authority, grew tired of the impact of funding cuts and the changes it meant for vulnerable people. He left to set up a consultancy service for schools and colleges.
Richard has had a great deal of experience working alongside government departments. When the charity “Kid’s Company” unexpectedly closed, Richard was one of the professionals involved in the intervention planning meetings. This led to Richard working with the Home Office on the now defunct Syrian Resettlement Programme.
At about the same time, the team were getting requests for consultancy from companies employing apprentices with additional needs.
The combination of these two events, led Richard to explore taking the Learning Mentor training he had been delivering in schools and developing a range of mentoring courses.
These new courses were incredibly well-received by the market and even more so by those gaining the qualifications, And so The Mentoring School were born!