Learning Mentor

Mrs Chambers is our Learning Mentor. If you have any concerns about your child's wellbeing, she can be contacted by calling the school office or directly by emailing her at eleanor.chambers@albrightonprimary.com

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