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CE Primary School

Love learning, life, one another and God

Learning Mentor

Mr Bate is our Learning Mentor in school. Mr Bate is a qualified teacher with a wealth of experience in Primary Schools. The aim of a learning mentor is to support children and families in the school community and to help overcome barriers to learning. Barriers to learning could include attendance/punctuality, environment, emotional needs, social and cultural needs or even lack of basic needs.


A Learning Mentor is here to:

  • Listen and offer support
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Help children understand and manage their emotions
  • Offer encouragement and build self-esteem and confidence
  • Help resolve and manage friendship issues
  • Support the EHA and TAF Process
  • Identify the barriers to learning and set targets
  • Work and liaise with outside agencies in coordination with the SENDCo
  • Monitor attendance across school
  • Offer wellbeing support to staff

Who does the Family Learning Mentor work with?

  • Individuals and groups of children
  • Children new to school
  • Teachers and other members of staff i.e. support/welfare staff
  • Schools. Including nurseries and High Schools
  • External agencies such as; Social Services, Educational Psychologists, CAMHS, Children and Families Wellbeing Service. counselling charities and agencies, Police, Health Professionals, Education Welfare Service, School Doctor/Nurse.
  • Community and Voluntary Organisations


The Role of the Family Learning Mentor

For Children

  • Build confidence, self-esteem and resilience
  • Improve social skills, form relationships with friends, family and staff
  • Improve attendance and punctuality
  • Remove barriers to learning
  • Help children to achieve their potential
  • Assist smooth transition to High School
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of trust in which pupils feel able to discuss their progress, opinions, targets etc.



For Families:

  • Aid in supporting communication between home and school
  • Help accessing support from outside agencies including referrals
  • Provide information and signposting to services in the local area
  • Provide a listening ear to parents who need it
  • Informal support with strategies for behaviour, resilience, confidence building etc.


Mr Bate’s other Roles in school:

  • Senior Mental Health Lead
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2
  • Trips, Sporting events and Residentials
  • Leading the School Council
  • School Choir


Mr Bate is available to contact via the school office (01772 862788) or via email at FAO Mr Bate.

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