Mrs S Shaw is our academy Learning Mentor and she is supported by Mrs T Henson (teaching assistant). They provide individual support for children in our Nurture Unit where they support, motivate and challenge pupils who are underachieving. They help pupils overcome barriers to learning caused by social, emotional and behavioural problems.
Learning mentors need good listening skills and an understanding of health and social issues that affect children and young people's development. The mentors mainly work with children who experience 'barriers to learning', including poor literacy/numeracy skills, under-performance against potential, poor attendance, disaffection, danger of exclusion, difficult family circumstances and low self-esteem.
If your think that your child could benefit by having support from a learning mentor then please make an appointment to see Mrs Gray-Blest who is their line manager.