SEMH – Secondary Focus



Secondary  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 support plans with behaviour targets.
  • 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
  • Safe place in and out of classroom
  • Mindfulness sessions
  • PSHEE/Wider World delivery
  • Daily tutor time
  • In-school support – class based and mentor sessions
  • Supported staff visits to pupils on placements.
  • Sensory breaks

Additional Provision

  • Tailored 1:1 interventions
  • Peer modelling
  • Personalised individual reward system
  • Mentor Link in school
  • CAMHS consultations
  • Links with community police
  • Educational Psychology Reflection meetings
  • One to one well-being appointments
  • PFA outcome support – Careers advisor interviews.
  • Personalised timetable.
  • Breathing Space programme (after school and holiday provision)
  • Violence Reduction Unit intervention programme

Intensive Provision

  • Educational Psychology involvement
  • CAMHS/CYPS involvement
  • Community Paediatrician involvement
  • Virtual School involvement
  • Early Help assessment
  • Targeted Family Support
  • Facilitating access to more specialist provision
  • Close liaison with SEND services.
  • Individual emotional needs assessment and action plan – specialist 1:1 involvement
  • Personalised risk assessments
  • Personalised curriculum to meet individual needs.
  • School Counsellor involvement
  • WEAR Together bus
  • Youth Drugs and Alcohol
  • Youth Offending Service


Online Resources

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Friday: 8am – 4pm

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