Children experiencing difficulties with social, emotional health or mental health (SEMH)
This section includes all those pupils who experience short but significant periods of high anxiety, stress, distress or anger that may have an effect on their well-being or education.
It also includes young people who have a range of longer-term recognised mental health conditions.
For both groups, issues can include:
Every child at The Discovery School can access:
Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice)
Support may include:
The SEMH Team
At The Discovery School we value the mental health of our children above all else. For this reason, we have established the SEMH Team to identify, track and monitor the difficulties experienced by our children and the provision in place to support them.
If you are concerned about your child’s mental health, or would like some support in managing this at home, please contact a member of the SEMH Team: Jason Matthews (headteacher), Jacky Firminger (FLO) or Hannah Pullen (SENCo).
Further information about Social, Emotional and Mental Health Problems
The BBC Newsround website is a great source of further information about child and adolescent mental health problems. Here is a short film about the importance of talking about your feelings and problems:
This short film explores autism from the perspective of an autistic child, Rosie: