Miss Sutton is our Pastoral Support Manager and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school. She also oversees the work of the Learning Mentors. She works with the learning mentors to ensure that any of our families that need support, can get it. Please speak to any of the mentors or Miss Sutton if you would like support for your family.
The Learning Mentors are a team of staff who are in school to support children with any issues that are a barrier to their learning.
Learning mentors are NOT a teacher, a counsellor or a person to whom a child is sent when they are naughty.
Mrs Mehta – Nursery & Reception
Mrs Mehtaworks with both pupils and parents in these precious early years of school. Areas of support include:
- Social skills (turn taking, listening, speaking)
- Speech and Language
- EAL- language boost
- Bereavement & Loss
- Family changes
- Young carers
- Self esteem & confidence
Parent workshops are run half termly; these include outdoor learning, imaginative play, story telling, number, communication, & messy play.
Mrs Thompson – Years 1 & 2
Mrs Thompsonruns sessions on a 1:1 and group basis with children who need additional support. Some interventions led previously have included sessions on:
- Emotions & Feelings
- Worries & Anxiety
- Confidence & Self-Esteem
- Friendships & Social Skills
- Social Stories
- Family Relationships
If you have any worries about your child, or feel they would benefit from a 6 week intervention on any of the issues raised above, please speak to the Class Teacher, a Learning Mentor or Family Support Worker.
Mr Seale Years – Years 3 & 4
Mr Seale provides sessions on a 1:1 and group basis with children who need additional support. Some of the interventions have been:
- Anger management
- Self– Esteem and confidence
- Worries and Anxiety
- Family Relationships
- Emotions and feelings
- Drop in groups
If you feel that your child would benefit from some extra support in any of the areas listed above, please speak to the Class Teacher, a Learning Mentor or Family Support Worker.
Mrs Austin – Years 5 & 6
Mrs Austin runs sessions on a 1:1 and group basis with children who need additional support. Mrs Austin works with children supporting them with their emotions & feelings, any worries and anxieties they may have, supporting them with raising their confidence & self-esteem and with improving their friendships & social skills. Mrs Austin also supports children to manage their anger and works with children who have suffered a bereavement. In additionMrs Austin helps to prepare children for transition to secondary school. If you would like to discuss any concerns you have about your child with Miss Thompson, please feel free to contact her.