Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
Children and young people who find it difficult to manage their emotions and behaviour in a way that affects their daily life.
Some of the things children and young people with these difficulties might find difficult are:
- Following rules set by others
- Sitting still for very long
- Listening to and following instructions
- Understanding how they are feeling
- Dealing with their difficulties in a way that does not cause harm to themselves or others
- Taking responsibility for the things they do
Examples of support available in our school
- Get advice from professionals and specialist staff trained in school to give advice to adults working with the child or young people
- Extra support can be given in a small group by an adult to help the child learn about how to help themselves
- Extra support can be given to the child or young person by an adult for a short time during the day to let them talk about the things that upset them
- Individual targets set to help show what the child or young person needs help with
- Friends for Life program for identified children, support children with transition.
- Friends with Feelings
How we check it is working.
- Observations of the child or young person to see if they are coping better in school.
- Talk to adults who have worked with the child or young person
- Talk to the child or young person
- A Learning Mentor to work with the child and parent in small groups or 1:1