Learning Mentors


John
John Beddows

Safeguarding Officer

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Jude
Jude Gould

Safeguarding Officer

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Hannah
Hannah Worthington



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Holly
Holly Atkinson



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This is a Pastoral service in college, that helps to look after your wellbeing if you find you are struggling with your coursework, mental or physical health or any other problems at work or at home that may impact on your ability to achieve and meet your deadlines.


You can refer yourself to our service, or your Tutor may notice you are struggling and make a referral on your behalf. A Learning Mentor will be allocated to you from Student Central and will make contact to arrange to meet you. Once you are allocated to a Learning Mentor, you will be asked to attend a regular meeting so that your progress can be monitored and any other support put in place quickly for you. This way you can be sure of building a relationship, to have a person to go to that you can trust. They will discuss your issues with you and create an action plan to help you get back on track. Once you are achieving, the choice is yours to remain in contact or be referred back to your Personal Tutor. The option to return and have more support is always available and you will be given details of how to do this.
We are here to help you manage and organize your time, prioritize your work load and reach your potential. We will listen to you and tailor support around you, whether it is academic, personal, medical, financial or emotional. We have lots of avenues of support ready to offer you, once we find out what will help you most. We will signpost you to other agencies that may be able to help if you need more specialist support and liaise with your parents/carers where appropriate to help you achieve your goals.
We will introduce ourselves to your parent/carer where appropriate, to further support you and provide them with up to date information. One of our responsibilities is to check up on student absences, so it may mean that we will be phoning home. This is to ensure your welfare and enable you to have the best possible opportunity to learn and achieve.