Hi, I am Mrs Winder, Torrisholme Primary School's Learning Mentor.
What is a Learning Mentor?
I work within the school offering support to children and families with any difficulties they may be having. I liaise closely with staff in school and with outside agencies.
I am here to listen, offer support and practical advice to help children make the most of their time at Torrisholme Primary School.
How can I help?
I can be part of your child's support network at school, helping with:
How can I be contacted?
For children- I am available throughout the school day. I can be found in the playground at the start of the day and I am also available at playtimes. I operate a drop in session at lunchtimes. Children can come to the ICT suite if they feel they need support with something or if they just feel in the need of some time-out. I have a 'chatterbox' where children can put a slip in to say they would like a chat with me.
For Parents/Carers - I can be found in the playground at the start of the day, please feel free to find me if you would like an informal chat. If you would prefer a more private meeting please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.
Play Leaders -
Our Year 5+6 Play Leaders do a fantastic job of playing and supporting the children at lunchtimes, whilst learning about responsibility and developing important skills for the future.
Play Buddies- September 2016
What you need to know:
• School and Class rules
• Timetable and routines
• How to encourage & set a good example
• Playground games & how to start them with a group
• How to spot children that are alone, and encourage them to be friends with others
• How to watch out for unkind behaviour and report it to an adult
• How to tidy away and store equipment correctly
As a person, you need to be:
• Proud of your school
• A good listener
• Able to get on well with other children
• Good at thinking of playground games and willing to learn new ones
• Helpful and tidy play equipment away.
If you would like to apply:
Ask your Teacher or Mrs Winder for an application form.
Tell us why you would be good at this job. It’s a good idea to give examples. One idea might be: ‘My favourite playground games are…’
Torrisholme Tuckers -
We have a healthy snack bar, serving a wide range of healthy snacks daily. Year 6 children help to prepare and sell the healthy snacks to KS2 children every day at morning break. KS2 children can bring 20p in daily or weekly snack passes are available for £1.
Malt loaf, rice cakes, yoghurt, fruit and much more!
I deliver the Kidsafe Programme in our school. Kidsafe is a preventative programme to develop a child's ability to recognise unsafe situations and take appropriate action to protect themselves and keep safe. Usually the programme is delivered to Years 2+4. Parents and carers are invited to an information meeting before any sessions are delivered to children.
Children enjoying a Lego Challenge!
Drop In sessions -
Parents/Carers/Grandparents are welcome to call in for a coffee and chat to discuss any concerns they may have. The school nurse will also be available so this may be useful to parents that may have concerns regarding their child's health and development.
Everyone needs help from time to time and discussing things in confidence with somebody trustworthy can be a great help.
Details of when these are due to be held will be on our weekly flyer 'Out of the Blue'.