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.

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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. 

https://petsastherapy.org/

Safeguarding

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. 

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. 

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  fis@warwickshire.gov.uk

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. 

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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.