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Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

My Child has difficulties with social, emotional health or mental health.

 

This section includes all those pupils who experience short but significant periods of high anxiety, stress, distress or anger that affect their education.

It also includes young people who have a range of longer-term recognised mental health conditions.

 

For both groups, issues can include:

 

  • Forming and maintaining relationships
  • Bereavement
  • Attitudes to attainment
  • Attendance
  • Self-esteem
  • Life outside school

 

All students at St Lawrence’s can access:

 

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice)

  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs

  • Whole school Central Reward System

  • Whole school policy for behaviour management

  • Transition support into new year groups and Key Stages

  • Anti-bullying policy

  • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students

     

Support for targeted groups may include:

 

  • Lunchtime club for vulnerable pupils

  • Transition support arrangements

  • Intervention groups (behaviour/social skills/self-esteem/stress management).

  • In-class support in some lessons.

 

Targeted individual support may include:

 

  • 1:1 mentoring

  • School Counselling Service.

  • Outside agency input (eg. Educational Psychologist, Early Help Hounslow, CAMHS, Hounslow Early Intervention Service).

 

In-class support for students at risk of exclusion.

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