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Purford Green School

Purford Green School

Wellbeing and Learning Mentor Support for Parents


My name is Mrs Amanda Hammond, and I am the Learning Mentor here at Purford Green Primary Academy. 

As a Learning Mentor I work with pupils to help them address emotional barriers (and potential emotional barriers) to learning through supportive one-to-one relationships and sometimes small group work. I help pupils to develop their coping strategies, enhance their motivation, to raise their aspirations and to encourage them to re-engage in learning. I also support children who may be experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, anger, mental health issues, relationship difficulties, bullying, peer pressure or family issues and concerns. 

I am a trained Mental Health First Aider and have extensive training in Play Therapy, bereavement support, mental and emotional health and challenging behaviour. I work closely with the Inclusion Team. I am also the Young Carers Operational Lead within school. 

For parents I offer a place to talk, a listening ear, short term confidential and impartial advice/support regarding relationships within the family, or any other concerns/issues. I also offer support with completing forms or applications for benefits. I am J9 trained. If I can’t personally help, I will signpost parents to agencies who can. 

I am available every morning,  if you would like to make an appointment, please contact me through or by calling the school office. 

For further support there is an amazing community resource to find information about local health and wellbeing services. A library of services available to parents/carers to self-refer. Frontline