Snydale Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S72 8JR
Grow Achieve Shine
Our learning mentor provides a complementary service to teachers and other staff, addressing the needs of learners who require help in overcoming barriers to learning in order to achieve their full potential. These may be social, emotional or behavioural, and are addressed through one to one support and small group work. We are pleased to be one of the few schools able to offer this fantastic service to all pupils that require it. Mrs Young is available for pupils or parents to talk to, as and when needed, and can also assists pupils in dealing with various issues, such as: bereavement, anxiety, friendship and confidence. Our learning mentor has a dedicated room in school, that provides children with a safe and comforting environment.
"I am here to support all children throughout school, and to help them, to help themselves overcome any social, emotional and behavioural barriers they may have which affects their or other’s learning. This is through focussed 1-1 support and small group work promoting discussion, turn taking and social skills.
As well as regular weekly sessions, children are also able to see me when the need arises, dealing with issues as they occur. During the mornings, I also work with children in a classroom situation, giving extra support and encouragement where needed." - Mrs Young
Here are some comments from our pupils...
"I love visiting Mrs Young, she really helps me feel better when I'm down or angry"
"I know I can always talk to Mrs Young, she'll listen no matter what."
"I learnt to take turns and get along with loads of people thanks to Mrs Young, before her I found it really hard!"