"Learning together we can reach for the stars"
Race Leys Learning Mentor
Mrs J Johnson
Pastoral support is led by Jo Johnson, our Learning Mentor. A Learning Mentor is someone parents and children can talk to about worries, home life, emotional behaviours, and anything else that makes learning hard. Learning mentors can support individuals and whole families. Our Learning Mentor can offer confidential, friendly and helpful advice when you are not sure where to turn. Things we share together are private, unless they are unsafe and then we will work together to keep you safe.
We want to support all of our parents to give their children the most positive time in school and at home. We meet regularly with parents, and work together to support your child in school. Children can also see Mrs Johnson confidentially on a regular basis in school.
We can offer a wide range of support to children including Drawing and Talking Therapy, Emotion Coaching, bereavement support, behaviour strategies and much more. We also have great links with other organisations in our community, where we can refer parents to for support and help.
Mrs Johnson also helps families who have an Early Help Plan, Child In Need Plan or Child Protection Plan. Our school believes in an open, honest ,supportive discussions with families about the challenges parents face. We work closely with our local Multi Agency Safeguarding Team and Early Help Officers to ensure we are providing families with the best support available to them.
Did you know have written a book? Our Young carers group wrote about their views on being a carer and produced their own book. It is in the library in school and can be borrowed from school. Its all the children's own work and I am very proud of it. The Warwickshire Young Carers praised the children's book were very impressed the children had thought of such a wonderful idea.
We are very proud to have partnership with Pets as Therapy.
Our beautiful friend Bess comes to visit the children each week. This is a voluntary service and Jennie, Bessie's owner has attended special assessments with Bess to be registered as therapy dog.
The children spend time looking after Bess and reading stories to her.
For more information on Pets As Therapy please use this link.
There is free counselling available to parents of children under 19.
Speak to Mrs Johnson for more information.
Warwickshire offers lots of parenting information. Simply follow this link to see what is available.
The sessions are FREE to any local families and is the first place to go for parenting support.
Additional Funding to support our learners
Last year, we were given some funding to help provide a softer, calming space for our learners who need a little additional help. Our Quiet room offers learners a space to help them regulate and find their inner calm. There are many children in our school who benefit from using this space.
In school we know that family life can be hectic and sometimes difficult. If you need a little extra support then Early Help, Pathway To Change could be for you. Mrs Johnson can complete and assessment with you to look at what the issues in your family are and help you to plan how we address these. Other people out there may also be able to support you. For more information, please call school and speak to Mrs Johnson. Please note this is not a plan of support for safeguarding and does not include any work with social care. It is a voluntary plan at the early stages of issues.
Are you concerned about your child's health and well being? Do you notice they seem anxious and worried? Are they finding it difficult to sleep or leave you?
If so please come and see Mrs Johnson who can support by completing Warwickshire's self help tool, Dimensions. The toolkit will look at different areas of your child's life and gather information from you about their well being. Dimensions then produces a report with great links to ideas and tips, videos and articles you can use to support your child at home.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. Below is some information about what to do if you are worried about a child. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns.
Family Information Service
The Family information service has lots of very useful information for parents and people working with children. Follow this link to a have a look at their website. There is a help line you can call too.
01926 742 274 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Warwickshire have their own parenting support phone line. Their number is 01926 124 124. They can support you with any issues around parenting your children, including managing emotions and behaviour. Please contact them if you are struggling at home.
If you feel you need additional support then please call in to school on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, for a face to face chat, where we can plan together, what we can do next. You might want to have support from a family support worker through the local children and families centre, or I may be able to help you in school.
Our family learning team can also run sessions for parents and these have proved successful whenever they have been ran in school.
Which ever route you choose, we hare happy to support you in any way we can.