The Learning Mentor role is to help support children and families in overcoming their challenges and barriers to effective learning enabling children to engage and be ready to learn. The majority of our work falls within the area of social, behavioural and emotional aspects of learning and we actively promote, model and support all things in relation to emotional well being.
What is a Learning Mentor?
Our job is to work with children, parents, carers, teachers and other agencies on issues that may be affecting your child's learning. We work alongside school staff to support the children, parents and carers.
How can we help?
We may be part of your child's support network at school, helping with:
- punctuality & attendance.
- changes in behaviour.
- difficulties with developing and maintaining friendships.
- low self esteem and confidence.
- settling in new children.
- supporting children on transition to their next class, key stage or secondary school.
- supporting parents/carers with routines and managing behaviour at home.
- point of contact for parents.
A number of our KS2 children have taken on the role of play leader. They give their valuable time to the younger children at lunchtime sharing games, supporting play and leading activities on the KS1 playground.