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Chilvers Coton Community School and Nursery

Inspiring Excellence Everyday

Pastoral and Family Support

We are lucky at Chilvers Coton to have both Mrs Williams and Miss Carey who provide both pastoral and family support to our whole school.

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 we do?

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


How do we help?

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

We 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 play and free play can all enable children to learn valuable life-skills such as socialising and turn taking.


Reaching out for help:

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


How Can we be Contacted?

If you wish to have an informal chat to discuss any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us through the school office on 02476387001 or email williams.c1@welearn or 


Parent Information

We are here to support families in any way possible, so if you do need support please speak to your child's class teacher. Our pastoral team are always available if you need any support or advice

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