Our resource is designed to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities in England to effectively commission palliative care for children and young people aged 0–25. Produced as part of our Department for Education-funded special educational needs and disability (SEND) project, our resource also supports health and wellbeing boards to understand their role in the commissioning process.
We recognize that pupils need both social outcomes and academic outcomes to lead as independent as lives as possible. As a school for pupils with a diagnosis of Autism, we have chosen School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SW-PBS) as a framework to prioritise teaching core social outcomes and alternatives to behaviours that could be challenging to mainstream settings.
An interactive 2 hour e-learning course aimed at professionals working in schools who want to increase their knowledge and awareness of the impact of epilepsy on a young person and how to best support them. An assessment of learning can be completed at the end and successful learners receive a certificate of learning.
To improve outcomes for our children with SEMH we have a pastoral team and learning mentors who work closely with our SENCo to offer social groups, 1:1 support, lunchtime and unstructured time provision and in-class support for our children.
Understanding and adequately responding to what happens when people are exposed to overwhelming experiences is a basic requirement of a healthy society.
The aim of the trauma informed practice is to enable people working in Southwood to alleviate the suffering and support the learning of troubled pupils.
Each class with children on the SEN Support Register categorised as having SEMH concerns, have visual timetables, communication fans and 'Now and Next' cards. These allow for greater independence and significantly reduce the anxieties around uncertainty. They enable pupils have a goal where their 'Next' statement can be a reward for completing the 'Now' step. The 'next' step is an activity of their choice and the card is one they have created personally.
Children and adolescents with mental health difficulties show signs of these problems in a wide variety of ways that differ according to their age and developmental stages. This session will describe the more common signs of problems and gives a broad view of some of the influences that bring about these difficulties.