Dear parents and carers,
We are excited to be able to share with you a consultation document for a proposed resource base that we are hoping to host here at our school.
We have been successful in expressing an interest in hosting a social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) resource base within the school and believe this will be an invaluable resource for the children in our community.
Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs are a type of special educational needs in which children/young people have severe difficulties in managing their emotions and behaviour. They often show inappropriate responses and feelings to situations. This means that they have trouble in building and maintaining relationships with peers and adults; they can also struggle to engage with learning and to cope in a classroom without additional strategies and interventions. Children with SEMH will often feel anxious, scared and misunderstood.
The intention with the resource base is to support these learners to overcome their barriers to learning, to be resilient and to be better able to cope and to be re-integrated into a mainstream setting in which they can achieve their potential.
More information can be found in the document below, including the consultation period and how to submit responses to the Local Education Authority.
Mr Le Bredonchel