Graduated approach to SEMH - Thrive
Through the graduated approach to SEMH universal support is given through the behaviour policy; all staff use a given strategy which is to first name the behaviour, secondly give direction and thirdly choice which leads to a change in this or a consequence. ABC sheets are used for behaviour tracking. At the targeted intervention stage evidenced based interventions and small groups are used. Through the use of ‘Thrive’, social and emotional assessments inform appropriate intervention and as part of this are individual rewards, consequences and now and next ways of working are used. Risk assessments, one page profiles, parental support, meet and greet and use of a ‘safe person’ are established. There is an expectation of consistency and compassion from all within the school. With the highest needs pupils who have behaviour difficulties relating to attachment Video Interactive Guidance is used with the support of the Educational Psychologist. This requires high levels of parental engagement and is costly as it involves weekly meets with the primary care giver. Interactions with the child and parent are videoed and the EP will comment and give guidance to be used at home and school. Although costly this has been highly effective.
Name: Patricia Clayton
Role: Assistant Headteacher
Number on Role: 100 - 300
Age Range: 0 - 7