Learning Mentors

Our Learning Mentors are

Miss Riley and Miss Robinson.

What is a Learning Mentor?

A Learning Mentor’s role is to support the needs of children who may be facing barriers to their learning and help them achieve their full potential in school therefore preparing them for the challenges that life brings. We work with pupils, teachers, parents, carers, families, schools and other agencies to ensure that children and families receive the support that they need.

What are barriers to Learning?

A barrier to learning is any factor that prevents a child from being in a suitable mood or emotional, physical or psychological state to engage in their lessons and learn.

Barriers to learning experienced by children may include:

  • Difficulty in controlling emotions
  • Feeling vulnerable
  • Low self-confidence/esteem
  • Limited relationships building skills with peers and adults
  • Risk of exclusion
  • Difficulty in reaching attainments/targets 

How do we help?

Our Learning Mentors help children, their families and teachers to identify particular difficulties a child may be having and seek solutions. We work with children on a 1-1 basis or in small groups to improve situations and encourage pupils to re-engage in their learning through targeted interventions. The aim of this additional support is to raise children’s attainment, achievement, aspirations and belief in themselves.

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