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Pastoral and Family Support

Learning Mentor/Family Support

Mrs Carroll Williams


What is a Learning Mentor?

The Learning Mentor role at Chilvers Coton Community School and Nursery is multi-functional and designed to meet the wide and varied needs of children and families beyond the curriculum. Part of the role is to support the needs of the children experiencing difficulties, which are stopping them learning as effectively as they could both inside and outside of school.  These can be short term or ongoing. By working together with children and families we help to break down the barriers to their learning and enable children to learn and make good progress.


What is a Barrier?

A barrier is any factor that prevents a child from being in a suitable emotional or physical state to engage actively in their learning.  Some examples of these are:

  • Low Self Esteem
  • Lack of Self Confidence
  • Friendship Difficulties
  • Study Skills
  • Attendance
  • Family Difficulties/changes
  • Bereavement
  • Motivation
  • Behaviour Difficulties
  • Low attendance/punctuality
  • Moving to a new school


What do I do?


I support the child to develop strategies and skills to enable them to make positive choices and enhance their learning.  I aim to provide non-judgemental support for all the children and families in our care.  I am a ‘first stop’ contact for children and families who are asking for help, a friendly person who will listen and a 'safe and well practitioner' who can monitor children’s pastoral needs.


How do I help?


I provide 1:1 sessions, group sessions, support during breaks and lunchtimes, and can also work in class. I will work with lots of different children for different reasons, and my work will vary depending on their individual needs.

I can help by:


Raising self-esteem.
Increasing confidence.
Listening to any worries.
Increasing motivation.
Developing social skills.


Maintaining positive interactions:

A daily activity club is run each lunch time for children who require support based with social and emotional needs.  Outdoor activities such as football, skipping, role plays and free play can all enable the children to learn valuable life-skills such as socialising and turn taking.


Reaching out for help:

Any parent is free to contact me and I will endeavour to seek support for you either within school or signpost you to other professionals.


How Can I Be Contacted?

If you wish to have an informal chat to discuss any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me through the school office on 02476 38700 or email

I am available Monday – Wednesday 8.30am – 3.00pm


Mrs Carroll Williams