Pastoral Support 2021 - 2022

Mrs Parr

Pastoral Lead and Learning Mentor

Miss Dykes

Welcome to the Pastoral Support page!

Pastoral Team

Miss Dykes - Safeguarding & Behaviour Lead SENCO support

Mrs Parr - Pastoral Lead and Learning Mentor

Mrs Moran - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

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
  • Demotivated
  • 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
  • Unhappy
  • 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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