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Learning Mentor

Our aim is to provide a support service to individuals and groups of children. We do this by developing personal skills and addressing issues which are affecting their learning.


We work with parents and families to remove barriers which may be affecting your child’s well being or education.


Learning Mentor - Amanda Gale


What is the Learning Mentor Role at Mead Vale?

· Someone who removes barriers to learning

· A role model

· A listener

· An observer

· A supporter or encourager

· A challenger of assumptions

· A Guide

· A target negotiator


         A Learning Mentor is not

· A teacher or classroom assistant

· A learning support assistant

· A baby sitter

· A person to stand moral judgement of a situation


Principles of the Learning Mentor

· To  identify barriers to learning

· Removal of barriers to learning

· Setting targets

· Providing guidance

· Building confidence and self-esteem

· Liaising with families, staff and outside agencies

· Developing a whole school culture


Timetable & Caseloads of a Learning Mentor

· 1:1 individual support

· Group work activities, including some lunchtimes

· Interventions

· Liaise with other staff, parents, carers and agencies

· Smoothing transition from Primary to Secondary

· Help with social skills, emotional understanding

· Training and networking

· Caseloads will consist of children/families who need:

                        Daily or frequent support each week

                        Weekly support

                        Monthly or drop-in support



· Help pupils to overcome barriers to learning

· Raise attainment and attendance

· Improve social skills

· Develop self-esteem

· Raise standards in school

· To motivate pupils to reach their potential


         For Individual Support a Pupil May Need Help With..

· Attendance

· Punctuality

· Self-esteem

· Motivation

· Communication

· Attainment

· Difficulties at home

· Bereavement

· Social skills

· Understanding their own and other children's emotions


Any child can request that they be mentored at any time


A Pupil May No Longer Need Help When…

· The Learner has reached goals set

· The Learner no longer needs assistance

· The Learner has left school

· The Learner is not willing to co-operate/attend

· Help/support is being given elsewhere


Liaison with Parents/Carers

The mentoring programme asks that parents/carers support the

involvement of a Learning Mentor.

An initial meeting is offered to discuss the support available.


Further Support

  • We have a range of leaflets available called 'Parent Survival Guides' in school- please ask Mrs Gale for any or all of these. They are also available at the foot of this page.
  • We can also signpost you for further support with relevant organisations, services and websites.


If you wish to make an individual appointment to discuss your child or family situation please see either your class teacher or visit the office.

We look forward to working with you and your child 

Thank you



Please also take a look at our Parent Survival Guides: