Mrs Frances McAloon - Learning Mentor/ELSA & Mental Health First Aider.
I have been part of the team at Northgate Primary School since 2006. I completed my Learning Mentor training in 2011 and became the full time Learning Mentor at Northgate. In 2018 I completed ELSA training and trained as a Youth Mental Health First Aider in 2019.
Building good relationships with children and their families is paramount to my role. In school I help children overcome barriers to learning, supporting them with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. I work with the children on a 1:1 basis or in small groups, helping with many issues such as understanding their emotions, self esteem, bereavement, anger management and school avoidance.
During the Summer term I support the transition to Secondary school for our Year 6 children.
Helping children make positive changes to their lives and being able to achieve their full potential is hugely rewarding and I enjoy being a part of the Northgate team. You will find me most mornings on the Barnfield Road gate.