Pastoral Support 2020 - 2021
Pastoral Lead and Learning Mentor
Welcome to the Pastoral Support page!
Mrs Parr - Pastoral Lead and Learning Mentor
Mrs Moran - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
Mrs Gallimore - Safeguarding Lead and SENCO support
Here you will find out about the role of the Learning Mentor and other useful information.
What is a Learning Mentor?
A Learning Mentor carries out a range of tasks and works with pupils who have wide ranging ability levels and barriers to learning.
Learning Mentors address barriers to learning and achievement through a 1:1 supportive relationship or small group work. This may include developing coping strategies, enhancing motivation, raising aspirations and encouraging re-engagement in learning, taking into account a range of complex underlying issues that may impact negatively on learning and achievement (e.g. bereavement, lack of confidence/low self-esteem, low aspirations, relationship difficulties, bullying, peer pressure, family issues/concerns).
Who might benefit from the Learning Mentor Programme?
Children who have the following barriers to learning may benefit from working with the Learning Mentor.
- Poor attendance/punctuality
- Disengaged from learning or social engagement
- Lack of self-esteem and confidence
- Variety of behaviour issues – disruptive, bullying issues, attention seeking
- Difficulty in managing strong feelings – anger
- Difficulty in building relationships with adults/peers
- Lacking resilience
- Passive learners – difficulty in participation
- Learning gaps, falling behind, poor learning
- High levels of anxiety
- Difficulties in concentration
- Suffered loss or bereavement
- New school – difficulties in settling in
- Language and cultural difficulties
- Looked after children – in care
- Home circumstances
- Communication problems – home/school
- Issues linked to safeguarding and child protection
- Welfare issues – tired, hungry, neglected
If you would like to have a chat or would like to see me, you can contact me on 01744 678700 to arrange an appointment.
Please see the Learning Mentor Leaflet below for more information.
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