Learning Mentors

A modern definition of a Learning Mentor is: 'A person who helps another move on in life to where they want to be.'

 

Our Learning Mentors are  Mrs Ormston and Mrs Post

Mrs Ormston
Mrs Post

 

We work with children, their families, school staff and outside agencies to help develop their potential by removing barriers to learning.

A barrier to learning is anything that prevents a child from being in a suitable emotional or physical state to engage in lessons.

These factors could be:

  • Absence from school

  • Lateness/poor organisational skills

  • Bereavement

  • Behavioural difficulties

  • Bullying (victim and perpetrator)

  • Family difficulties

  • Friendship issues

  • Moving to a new house or school

  • Medical needs

  • Lack of social skills

  • Low self confidence

We support children in various ways, including working with them in the classroom, one-to-one or group sessions, being out in the playground and encouraging children to set their own realistic targets.

We also provide an environment where children can express their feelings safely. Our room is called The Den.

          

If you have anything you would like to discuss, please feel free to contact us. We are out on the playground every morning before school, or you can phone the school office, (577600), or feel free to come to The Den - the outside door is located on the Reception playground, next to Class 3.

You can also email us:

esther.ormston@williamlaw.peterborough.sch.uk or clare.post@williamlaw.peterborough.sch.uk

We also offer a Webster Stratton Parenting Course and the opportunity to meet other parents at a weekly coffee morning, (see the Parent Group page for details).