Mrs Curry, our Learning Mentor, works in ‘Acorn Room’.
Her role is to provide support and guidance to children to help identify any barriers to their learning and then work with the child to remove any barriers so that they can effectively participate in school life.
Teachers can refer a child to the Learning Mentor when they identify a social, emotional or behavioural need that requires support additional to that already provided in the classroom. Mrs Curry will then work with the child, often on a 1:1 basis, to provide appropriate support.
If you have any concerns about your child’s social, emotional or behavioural needs please speak to their class teacher in the first instance.
The needs of a child are individual but some of the common issues supported by our Learning Mentor are:
- Friendship issues
- Low self-esteem
- Anxiety / worries
- Low levels of resilience
- Managing anger
- Social skills
- Illness and bereavement
- Divorce and separation
- Parent on deployment
The school can also help you and your child by signposting to other support agencies. Speak to your child’s class teacher, Mrs Moore or Mrs Curry for further information.
The school may contact parents or carers to discuss individual needs and plan how to provide the best possible support.