The Learning Mentor Manual
- Stephanie George - Plashet School, London
Management of Special Education | Special & Inclusive Education | Team Building
This practical book is designed to help those new to the Learning Mentor role avoid common pitfalls, and to help those with more experience to develop their skills.
Written by an expert practitioner, the book includes:
- step-by-step advice on how to be a good Learning Mentor
- guidance on working with school management teams, teachers and parents
- advice on how to provide effective student support
- case studies to illustrate best practice
- suggested strategies for monitoring and evaluating interventions
- templates to use and adapt
- substantial electronic resource materials available from the SAGE website to use with the book.
An inspiring read for all primary and secondary Learning Mentors and trainee Learning Mentors, this book is relevant to anyone involved with student support and pastoral care.
Stephanie George is a teacher and manager of the Learning Support Unit at Plashet School, East London where she is responsible for the training of learning mentors.
'A successful school in the 21st Century needs skilled teachers and support staff. This excellent book is an essential resource for the training of Learning Mentors. Written by a talented practitioner of vast experience, it provides a clear training programme for Learning Mentors' - Bushra Nasir, Headteacher, Plashet School
"Stephanie's passion for the role and her obvious depth of knowledge has produced a valuable addition to any staff library."
Easy to read and some useful ideas to devlop as a learning mentor.
I can see that this will be useful to use with students to develop their understanding of mentoring.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 3: Getting Ready to Mentor
1.1 Functional Map for the Provision of Learning Mentor Services
1.2 Learning Mentor Functions Focusing Activity
1.3 Functional Map Criteria (Complementary Service)
1.4 Functional Map Criteria (Mentoring Relationships)
1.5 Functional Map Criteria (Networks and Partnerships)
1.6 Functional Map Criteria (Managing and Promoting Provision)
1.7 Reflective Questions – Developing Professionalism
1. 8 Raising the Profile of Learning Mentors
2.1 Knowing your School Activity – Pastoral
2.2 Knowing your School Activity – Organisational
2.3 Learning Mentor Team Development Plan
2.4 Learning Mentors and Every Child Matters Mapping
3.1 Preparing to Mentor Checklist
3.2 Referral to Learning Mentor
3.3 Request for Learning Mentor Intervention
3.4 Sample Letter to Parents 1
3.5 Sample Letter to Parents 2
3.6 Sample Letter to Parents 3
3.7 Step by Step Guide to the First Mentoring Appointment
4.1 What are the Referral Procedures for Contacting External Agencies
5.2 Student Self-Assessment Form
5.3 Target Setting and Action Plan
5.4 Learning Mentor Tracking Sheet
5.5 Learning Mentor Student Evaluation
6.2 Personalised Map of Opportunities to Promote and Embed Learning Mentor Provi