Outreach Learning Mentors


Outreach Learning Mentors

The outreach learning mentor team consists of qualified and experienced learning mentors who possess a wide range of specialist skills.  

Learning mentors support children and young people with issues that affect their learning, attendance and punctuality, as well as children at risk of exclusion. These issues may include difficulties with behaviour, relationships, self-esteem, bullying, bereavement and loss.

Outreach bereavement support service for children and young people

Children, young people and families may access a mix of the support approaches offered, depending on their assessed bereavement needs.  These include:

  • Family support sessions
  • Individual support sessions

In addition, the service can provide a range of models of group support, including:

  • Group support for bereaved children and their families (4-11 year olds)
  • Group support for young people (11 - 18 year olds)
  • Bereavement education, skills and advice to other professionals

On-site supervision

On-site supervision for Learning Mentors and other school based support staff.

We provide confidential, supportive supervision sessions to help staff with managing their roles and responsibilities, personal well-being and work-life balance.

Our supervisors hold a postgraduate diploma in supervision and are highly professional with exceptional experience in supervision, reflective practice and group dynamics.

We support a range of staff, such as those responsible for safeguarding, special educational needs co-ordinator, family support workers and learning mentors.


Outreach Learning Mentors support for children
Schools can purchase various fixed packages of support:

  • Package 1: £14,500 for 2 days per week, per academic year
  • Package 2: £7,900 for 1 day per week, per academic year
  • Package 3: £850 for 1 session per week for 8 weeks (single referral)

On-site supervision

  • £65 per hour
  • £1,200 per year (6 half-termly sessions for up to 2 staff)

Bereavement Support Practitioner

  • £165 per day
  • £850 (single referral) for 1 session per week for 8 weeks

Service Specifications

Outreach Learning Mentor
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Caroline Banin-Taylor
Head of Direct Services to Schools
020 8921 4704