Mentoring is a form of personal relationship where a more experienced person offers support to a less experienced individual. A Learning Mentor is an adult who focuses on supporting pupils overcome barriers to their learning.
At Henry Cavendish, we want every pupil to achieve success. Our Learning Mentors support pupils in doing this by offering different types of help. They may:
- Enable pupils to build their confidence, motivation and self esteem
- Assist pupils in making friends and resolving conflicts
- Help pupils to develop anti-bullying strategies
- Help pupils to improve their attendance and punctuality
- Support pupils who have experienced a bereavement
- Enable pupils to develop better behaviour management strategies
- Provide pastoral support to pupils to build and support home-school relationships
- Encourage parental involvement in learning through Family Learning workshops (see link below)
- Support pupils’ transitions from primary to secondary school
Learning Mentors work closely with other staff, parents and outside agencies. They may support children in class, in small group settings or on a one to one basis. They run clubs such as Breakfast Club, and oversee Play Leaders and tuck shop roles.