SEMH – Secondary Focus

AREA OF NEED:

SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH

Secondary  Focus

 

Basic 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
  • Safe place in and out of classroom
  • Mindfulness sessions
  • PSHEE
  • Daily tutor time
  • In-school support – class based and mentor sessions
  • Supported staff visits to pupils on placements
  • Sensory Breaks

Additional Provision

  • Educational Psychology involvement
  • CAMHS involvement
  • Community Paediatrician involvement
  • Virtual School involvement
  • Early Help assessment
  • 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 assessments
  • Personalised curriculum
  • 1:1 Mindfulness sessions

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Contact

Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777
Email: caroline.granton@schools.sunderland.gov.uk

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777
Email: anita.blakeman@schools.sunderland.gov.uk