Learning Mentor role at Yeo Moor Primary School
The role of the learning mentor involves offering support to our families and our vulnerable children. This can be through a variety of ways, for example: for families, arranging meetings between staff and parents – being a link between school and home; maintaining contact between split families if required, and ensuring the absent parent has a contact point. We also talk and share experiences with families around issues of parenting and running Incredible Years programmes and family SEAL when appropriate.
We aim to take a holistic approach to our work - looking at the family unit and any support that may be needed. Monitoring attendance and punctuality also forms part of the role.
We offer a listening ear and will help children to think about their worries and problems in a solution focused way. We help children to see they hold the answers and have worry boxes in each class for children to access.
We work closely with our senior school colleagues to help support and manage transition between Key Stages, especially transfer to secondary school. This involves working with other agencies and schools within Clevedon.
We focus on attempting to help children reduce any barriers to their learning and build on their potential. We aim for children to access the learning and teaching on offer in their classrooms.