At St Osburg’s Catholic Primary School we believe that all of us are uniquely created and loved by God and therefore we strive to ensure that all children become the people that God intended them to be. We are incredibly privileged here at St Osburg’s and have two dedicated Learning Mentors; Mrs Fowler, who is responsible for KS1 and Miss Carey, who is responsible for KS2. By having two Learning Mentors we are able to support our children in every way we can to enable them to flourish.
Learning Mentors can help pupils make the most of school life, breaking down barriers to learning. For the child, they are someone supportive to talk to, share successes or disappointments with and people who can help with practical difficulties or worries. They can also be the link between school and home or with other outside agencies. They can act as an advocate for children and young people and are non-judgmental. They have a tailored and flexible approach to meet the needs of those that they mentor.
Our Learning Mentors meet with children and young people, usually outside of the classroom, either individually or in small groups in a planned and structured way.
Learning Mentors meet with children and young people, usually outside of the classroom, either individually or in small groups in a planned and structured way.
What Can the Learning Mentors at St.Osburg's Help With?
We can give a helping hand with a wide range of difficulties:
· Settling into a new school
· Friendship issues
· Problems on the playground
· Getting behind with homework / revision planning
· Family breakdown
· Unstable or difficult family circumstances
· Worries or concerns about transferring from primary to secondary school
· Changes in home life
· The loss of a loved one
· Coping with illness
· Any form of bullying (including cyber bullying)
· Controlling emotions
· Social skills
· Self-esteem or confidence issues
Contact Mrs Fowler directly on: Contact Miss Carey directly on:
07519 967 528 07519 967 278
We welcome our Playground Pals.
Everyone has the right to feel safe in the playground so following on from Anti bullying week we are excited to introduce our 10 dedicated Pals.
The Playground Pals are an important part of school life. Children volunteer to be a Playground Pal and make the commitment to help encourage happy and sociable playtimes. They will be a point of contact for children during breaks to help encourage games and sort out any minor concerns. They do not replace the role of the teacher in sorting out problems, but are a support to the children and staff on duty.
Our Playground Pals will:
* Look out for pupils who need help
* Offer to play with pupils who are on their own or help them find others to play with
* Encourage pupils to play games together
* Help pupils to solve problems with their friends or their game
* Promote appropriate behaviour and language on the playground
High 5 for speaking up!
During Anti bullying week children right across the school took part in learning about all of the different types of bullying. They also learned that if they or a friend are a victim, they should speak up and report it as soon as possible. As part of their PHSE, the children can identify safe people that they can turn to should they need to and have created a beautiful display with some of their ideas.