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Secondary Support Staff - Learning Mentors



Plashet School for Girls in East Ham has developed an effective Learning Support Unit with three learning mentors led by senior teacher Stephanie George.

At the LSU, learning mentors Patricia St Louis, Lily Bateman and Anke Bower provide support for girls with a range of difficulties from family problems to medical and behavioural ones.

Those who have benefited from the support of Stephanie and the learning mentors include Aqsa who has missed a lot of school because of a medical condition, and Regeena, a young carer who has been bullied.

The student leader programme at Plashet also gives girls the chance to build self-esteem and exercise their peer mediation skills on behalf of the school community.

Self-confessed naughty girls like Shama and Mira were at one time underachieving and prone to truant, but are now self confident, pro-active student leaders.


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