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St John the Baptist’s College, Portadown

Student Support/Mentoring


The Learning Mentor provides support and guidance to help pupils who are experiencing difficulties in learning. Working on a one-to-one or small group basis with pupils from all year groups, provision is tailored to the needs of the child in order that every child can reach their full potential. 

As a BACP Registered Counsellor and teaching professional, the Learning Mentor support may be via:

  • 1:1 sessions
  • Small Group work
  • Art therapy sessions
  • Counselling sessions
  • Study skills sessions
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence development
  • Relaxation
  • Life Skills
  • Social skill board games programmes and games
  • Behaviour management programmes
  • Target setting/Meet at the end of the day to monitor
  • Liaising with families to encourage support
  • Drop in sessions
  • Acting as pupil`s representatives
  • Providing opportunities for children to talk in confidence