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Clowne Junior School

Working together for success and happiness

Learning Mentor

Learning Mentor - Mrs Kerry Snape


Our Learning Mentor is responsible for the following duties:

  • Develop a 1:1 mentoring relationship with pupils identified as needing support, and devise, implement and evaluate individual pupil action plans.
  • Liaise with school staff and other agencies to identify pupils at risk of disaffection.
  • Maintain regular contact with families/carers of children in need of extra support, to keep them informed of the child’s needs and progresses, and to secure positive family support and involvement,
  • Liaise with our Family Resource Worker, and with outside agencies, voluntary or otherwise, to support the needs of the children so that these needs are met in a focused and integrated way.
  • Have knowledge and appreciation of the range of activities, courses, opportunities, organisations and individuals that could be drawn upon to provide extra support for pupils.
  • Participate in the comprehensive assessment of pupils, to identify those in need of extra help to overcome barriers to learning, in conjunction with school staff and external agencies as appropriate.
  • Maintain positive communication between outside agencies and families with safeguarding concerns, report appropriately to the Headteacher any changes or actions, and accurately record all incidents on the school's preferred confidential recording system.


In Summary

  • Removal of Barriers to Learning
  • Social problems
  • Safeguarding
  • Emotional issues
  • Friendships
  • Self-esteem
  • Bereavement
  • Basic Learning Intervention
  • Supporting parents
  • Liaison with FSW and Social Services


Our Learning Mentor (LM) deals with home issues which affect children’s learning such as divorce/separation, bereavement, sibling rivalry etc.  Mrs Snape also deals with issues in school, like friendships, schoolwork, self-esteem, mental health, transition, bereavement etc.  

To help these children the LM may use one or more strategies.  

Some issues may require more intensive 1:1 intervention.  These are more structured activities designed to specifically address the needs of the child, and so overcome barriers to learning. 


Lego Therapy

Lego Therapy works with small groups of children learning how to cooperate positively with one another, and so work well as a team. It will also help with spoken Literary skills and so improve articulation. 

What is Lego Therapy?