Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)

  • Social Difficulties
  • Mental health conditions
  • Emotional difficulties

Type of support/provision made at Farne Primary School:

  • All staff have received training and use the Newcastle Mainstream Guidance in supporting the needs of all pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
  • Farne provides excellent pastoral care for all pupils and support from our Family Support Officer.
  • The school’s behaviour policy identifies where reasonable adjustments or changes can be made to ensure the need for exclusion is kept to a minimum.
  • We use risk assessments and take action 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.
  • Small group or 1:1 targeted programmes are delivered to children to improve social skills and emotional resilience.
  • 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, Well-being Club or key members of staff for support.
 
 
Updated April 2020