Learning Mentor

Mrs Mulhall is our Learning Mentor, working at Albrighton Primary School for ten years.

"My roles to date have focused on supporting children with behavioural, social, emotional and special educational needs.  I work within school to help our children and their families with any difficulties they may be experiencing.  Having been married to an RAF Airman for many years I understand the complex and varied experiences and challenges this can bring.  I am here to support, encourage and help overcome any barriers to learning and am available both before and after school, please contact the school office if you wish to speak to me about your child."

What is a Learning Mentor

A Learning Mentor provides support and guidance to children who are experiencing difficulties in learning due to social, emotional or behavioural problems or other issues.  Learning Mentors help children to overcome those behavioural, social or emotional problems that are affecting their learning.  A Learning Mentor is here to:

  • Listen
  • Offer support
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Offer encouragement and build self-esteem, resilience and confidence
  • Identify the barriers to learning and provide strategies to help

  

Who can a Learning Mentor help?

A Learning Mentor can help any child, some of the problems they can help with are:

  • Children who need support with social skills and relationships
  • Children with specific needs
  • Children with low resilience, self-esteem/motivation/confidence
  • Children with behavioural needs
  • Bereavement
  • Children with emotional needs
  • Children with difficulties at home

 

How can a Learning Mentor help?

A Learning Mentor can by using various strategies to help a child reach their full potential, these include:

  • 1:1 mentoring sessions to discuss problems and address how these may be overcome
  • Individual sessions focusing on issues particular to the individual child
  • Group Activities – focussing on specific areas – such as resilience, self-esteem, friendships etc.
  • Utilisation of childs own hobbies or interests to enhance learning
  • Liaise with parents and outside agencies where necessary