Social emotional and mental health team (primary)
Our role is to promote inclusion, to reduce exclusions from primary schools and help all primary school children to access learning and achieve their full potential.
We achieve this by providing advice and support to all primary schools around meeting children’s social, emotional, mental health and behaviour needs. We also support schools with training, projects and development work around behaviour and emotional well-being e.g. nurture groups, restorative approaches and behaviour policy work.
How we can help?
- Visit and observe children in school
- Provide advice, support and recommendations to school staff about how to support individuals
- Help to plan, monitor and review programs to support children with SEMH needs e.g. Positive Behaviour Plans, Positive Handling Plans
- Help to co-ordinate, plan and attend meetings e.g. Pastoral Support Plans (PSP), Early Help
- Direct work with children e.g. pupil interviews, assessments, 1:1 and small group work
- Delivering a range of therapeutic interventions e.g. Drawing and Talking Therapy
- Liaising with other professionals and the Pupil Referral Unit
Whole school and continuing professional development:
- Assistance in the development and review of whole schools systems around pupils with SEMH
- Restorative Practices
- Establishment and support of Nurture Groups
- A comprehensive programme of training is available to develop staff’s understanding and skills around SEMH and challenging behaviour e.g. Quality Circle Time, Motivating Boys, Trauma and Attachment
- Accredited training in Team Teach, which includes safe physical interventions as part of a holistic whole school approach
- Mentoring and coaching for school staff to support the development of positive behaviour management skills
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