Race Leys Learning Mentor

Mrs J Johnson

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, emotional understanding, 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.  

We run a comprehensive family learning program which offers a wide range of activities all for you and your child in school. We have recently had Den building days, gardening projects, maths skills and much more. Please keep an eye out here and on our Facebook page for more information. 

Parenting is hard work, and no one gets it perfect all of the time. At Race Leys we understand that, and want to support our parents. There are lots of things we can do to help.

 

There are parenting resources available for free, though Warwickshire County Council. They can be found on this link. 

https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/children-families/parenting-courses/3?documentId=609&categoryId=2004

The sessions are free, and online, so you don't have to attend any group meetings. They are easy to follow and very helpful. 

 

There are story books you can borrow and read with your child about feelings and emotions. They can be found here.

https://library.warwickshire.gov.uk/iguana/www.main.cls?sUrl=search#navigation

 

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. 

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 free counselling available to parents of children under 19.

Speak to Mrs Johnson for more information.

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.

Safe guarding

Safe guarding 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. 

Parenting Programme

The Nurturing and Malachi Programmes are a 10-week programme, filled with practical information. They are suitable for parents/carers with babies up to children of 12 years of age. There are ten 2-hour or 1-1/2 hour sessions with tea and coffee breaks. Partners are welcome but it’s also ok to come on your own or with a friend or relative. For more information please have a look at the links below.

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