SEMH – Primary Focus



Primary Focus


Universal Provision

  • Behaviour policy in practice based on attachment theory/developmental trauma, neuroscience and child development.
  • Structured environment
  • Small groups with high staff ratio
  • Highly skilled staff
  • Individual behaviour plans
  • Consistent and firm systems for both positive and negative consequences, including visual layered reward systems
  • High ratio of positive feedback
  • Unconditional positive regard
  • Shared recognition of success and positive attributes – daily certificates and group kindness coin
  • Safe place in and out of classroom
  • Mindfulness sessions
  • PSHE
  • The Colour Monster Programme
  • Circle time
  • Kinaesthetic learning
  • Forest School
  • Sensory Breaks / sensory room
  • Jump Start Jonny to start the day

Additional Provision

  • Tailored 1:1 interventions
  • Peer modelling
  • Personalised individual reward system
  • CAMHS consultations
  • Links with community police
  • Educational Psychology Reflection meetings
  • Relax Kids
  • PFA outcome support link to personal development curriculum.
  • Personalised timetable.
  • Breathing Space programme (after school and holiday provision)
  • One to one mindfulness sessions

Intensive Provision

  • Educational Psychology involvement
  • Language and Learning assessment
  • CAMHS / CYPs involvement
  • Community Paediatrician involvement
  • Early Help assessment
  • Possible Social Care support
  • Targeted Family Support
  • Facilitating access to more specialist provision
  • Close liaison with SEN services
  • Individual emotional needs assessment and action plan – specialist 1:1 involvement
  • Personalised risk assessment
  • Personalised / bespoke curriculum
  • School Councillor

Online Resources


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