Learning Mentor

Learning Mentors work with young people to remove barriers to Learning by:

  • Listening to their views
  • Help them manage pressures in their lives
  • Encourage them to achieve
  • Raise their self-confidence
  • Encourage them to be more self-sufficient
  • Develop hidden talents
  • Produce a plan of action to work towards agreed goals
  • Review and change the plan regularly
  • Support them to organise their time
  • Help them understand the work they have to do

These barriers can involve things things such as:

  • Bereavement/Loss
  • Friendship difficulties
  • Bullying
  • Low self esteem
  • Anger issues
  • Worries about translations e.g. - primary to secondary school
  • Anxieties of any kind

After referral, we will work together on:

  • One to one mentoring
  • Group work - focusing on particular issues e.g. Friendship group
  • Supporting new children and transition work
  • After school clubs and lunch - time activities
  • Study skills work
  • Reading groups
  • Hotshots - relaxation and emotional education

In addition to this we have a selection of 'self-help' books covering a wide range of topics that you may borrow. The themes are:

  • Families including divorce/separation
  • Bereavement including family, friends and pets
  • Caring/adoption
  • Emotions
  • Bullying
  • Relationship and Friendships
  • Behaviour
  • Health and safety
  • Puberty
  • Special needs

All books can be borrowed by parents and are for children rather than information for parents