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Learning Mentor


Tessa Fayers is the Learning Mentor at Windwhistle. She can work with a child on an ad-hoc basis or provide ongoing support for emotional and social development where there is a barrier to their learning. She has a lovely room where she works with children outside of the classroom.


A barrier to learning is any factor which prevents a child from being in a suitable emotional, physical or psychological place to engage in lessons and learn.


Some examples of potential barriers to learning are:


  • Low self esteem,
  • lack of self-confidence,
  • friendship
  • medical needs,
  • lateness to school,
  • feeling vulnerable,
  • family difficulties
  • bereavement
  • Conflict resolution
  • Friendships
  • Social skills
  • Anger Gremlins
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Emotional regulation 
  • Attendance 
  • Anxiety


If a child experiences one factor or a combination of the above barriers to learning then this may lead to further issues which can result in the child not fulfilling their potential. Our Learning Mentor helps the child to develop strategies and skills to enable them to make positive choices and learn.


If you feel your child needs this level of support, please contact Tess Fayers through the school office