What is a Learning Mentor?
A Learning Mentor helps to support children in school to overcome any issues that might be stopping them from engaging in school and with their learning. They work with children to help them realise their potential and raise their achievement, as well as supporting children with social and emotional challenges and being someone that children can talk to if they need to.
Our Learning Mentors work across the school with children from Nursery to Year 6, supporting children with their emotional, social and mental health.
They provide 1.1 sessions and group sessions in the the follwing areas:
- Listening to children and discussing anything that is worrying them.
- Helping to increase motivation
- Helping to develop emotional literacy
- Helping to develop coping, emotional and anger management strategies.
- Helping building resilience
- Encouraging children to do their best in school and setting targets
- Helping to raise a child's confidence and self-esteem
- Helping to develop social skills and helping to manage friendship issues
Our Learning Mentors monitor attendance and work closely with families to help children be on time and in school every day ready to learn.
Our Learning Mentors can also support parents and carers with any issues that are affecting the family's home life or in supporting their children.
We work closely with the Morley Cluster who provide support for our families in various ways that include Parenting Programmes, Family Support and counselling.
If you would like any more information or support please contact us by phone or come in and see us.
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