I am Catherine Price and I am Talbot Primary’s Learning Mentor. My role is to help ensure the children flourish emotionally and socially in school.
I offer pastoral support to those pupils who may be facing barriers to their learning; for example, those who are feeling anxious or are struggling with their friendships. I do this through 1:1 interventions, providing the space to talk, or working in small groups. I also support the teachers from time to time, with behaviour issues that need unpicking.
I have undergone specialist training in Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Bereavement Counselling, which means I am there to help families in the most challenging circumstances.
I also oversee attendance to ensure that it is not impacting on an individual pupil’s achievement. If you have any queries please feel free to contact me via the school office.