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A message from your Learning Mentors


Portsdown Primary school currently employs two Learning Mentors.

Our learning Mentors are Mrs Blades and Mrs Jordan. Within their role they can help pupils on a 1:1 basis within class or in small groups.

We work closely with the Senior Management team, class teachers, and teaching assistants and outside agencies.

We work with pupils who may be finding school life a little bit difficult, whether it is about friendships, confidence or behaviour issues.

We believe in building strong honest relationships with our pupils and our parents.

We also run after school clubs, these clubs help to build friendships among our pupils they also encourage confidence and self-esteem.

If you would like any more information, advice or simply a chat please feel free to come and talk to us.

Mrs Blades and Mrs Jordan.

 Mrs Blades has recently completed the Youth Mental First Aid Champion course which has given her an understanding of common mental health issues and skills to guide young people to support.

Our Current After School Clubs


Spectacular plants; Monday 29th April, and Mondays 13th and 20th May 2019


Year 4 / 5

Gardening Club; Wednesday 8th, 15th and 22nd May 2019.


Year 4, 5 and 6

Carnival Club : Monday 13th and 20th May and Monday 10th and 17th June 2019.

Pirate Adventure- 2019

Some of our year 2 children went on a Pirate adventure with us. We learnt about the life of a Pirate as well as making our own treasure map  to find some buried treasure !!! 

 Easter Art and Craft After School club 2018.

The year 1 children enjoyed personalising their Easter cards with their fingerprints. They also had fun decorating and cutting out their Easter baskets; although we think they would agree the best part was making their chocolate cornflake cakes to place in their baskets. 






We would like to congratulate all the children involved in this years carnival, their hard work and enthusiasm resulted in them being awarded 1st prize, CONGRATULATIONS.

Also, we would like to thank Splodge Design for organising our workshops and enabling the children to design and make their costumes and props.

Year 5- Cooking club 2018

We all enjoyed using the outside kitchen for our cooking club.

Our children were given the opportunity to prepare, cook and more importantly taste their creations. Each week we followed a different recipe and our children were able to add these to their own recipe book to take home with handy tips and what they liked or disliked about the dish.