Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)

  • Social Difficulties
  • Mental health conditions
  • Emotional difficulties

Type of support/provision made at Farne Primary School:

  • Excellent pastoral care.Clear sanctions and rewards are followed to offer pupils structure and routines (See Behaviour Policy).
  • Risk assessments are carried out to ensure the safety and inclusion of all pupils in all activities.
  • Create behaviour management plans where necessary, to ensure children can access the curriculum and all children remain safe.
  • Referrals to specialists outside of the school where appropriate (Educational Psychology Service or  CYPS).
  • We provide effective social and emotional scaffolding for all children in a nurturing environment.
  • Outdoor learning is used to offer a different approach to the curriculum, which supports children with social, emotional and behavioural needs.
  • A curriculum that prepares children for adulthood.
  • Opportunities to attend residential trips in Year 6 which help to develop social, emotional and behavioural resilience, promoting independence.
  • Small group or one-to-one targeted programmes are delivered to pupils to improve social skills. emotional resilience and behaviour eg School Counselling service, Nurture Groups, Key member of staff for support.
  • Drop in sessions every Monday and Wednesday with the school counsellor are available for all pupils as and when required.  
Updated September 2018