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Northgate Primary School

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Learning Mentor

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.


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