Hello, 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 playtime and lunchtime.
There is my 'chatterbox' found in the entrance to school (just by the guinea pigs!) where children can put a slip in to say they would like a chat with me.
Learning Mentor Lunchtime Drop-Ins-
Feeling sad, angry, confused? Having friendship problems? Worried about your learning? Something else on your mind? Need someone to talk to?
Then Mrs Winder's lunchtime drop-in is the place for you.
Monday and Friday 12.30pm-1.00pm in the Sunshine room.
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.
Torrisholme Tuckers -
We have a healthy snack bar, serving a wide range of healthy snacks. Our Year 6 children help to prepare and sell the healthy snacks to KS2 children every day at morning break. Children can bring in 20p each day or they can purchase a snack pass for £1.00.
The snack bar serves a variety of foods including: fruit bread, rice cakes, bread sticks, yoghurts, fresh fruit and 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 in Years 2 + 4.
Parents and carers are invited to an information meeting before any sessions are delivered to the children.
School Punctuality - 'Hot Spot' Days
'Be on time at Five to Nine' to get a raffle ticket to win a prize!