Race Leys Learning Mentor
Mrs J Johnson
A learning mentor is someone you can talk to about worries, what’s happening at home, friendships, feelings, and anything else that makes learning hard. Learning mentors can support individuals and whole families. If you talk to someone it can help you feel better. Our learning mentor can offer 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.
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. We want to support all of our parents to give their children the most positive time in school and at home. We meet regularly and in confidence with parents, and offer to support children in school too. We can offer a wide range of support to children including drawing and talking therapy, emotional understanding, bereavement support, behaviour strategies and much more. We also have great links with other organisations, in a broad range of areas which parents can be refereed to for additional support.
Triple P is Warwickshire's free parenting program which supports parents to manage challenging behaviour in a positive way. You are not alone in wanting to change the way you cope with children's behaviour. If you are finding your child's behaviour hard work-this is the course for you. Friendly courses ran by family support teams happen throughout the year.
For more information come and Jo Johnson our School Learning Mentor or contact the parenting team on 01926 414 147
There is free counselling available to parents of children under 19.
Speak to Mrs Johnson for more information.
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.
There is a new parents board with information relating to parenting and activities for parents in school.
We now have a Worry Board situated by the Hall. This has been done as I am seeing increasing numbers of children who have worries and parents who are struggling with them at home. The children have information on what people worry about, What happens when worries get too big and how to help themselves when worry gets too big.
If parents and children need to see me they can call school to arrange an appointment or pop into school on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday.