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.
This example describes how Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service(HAFLS) provides for learners with mental health difficulties. A strong partnership with the Hertfordshire Mind Network underpins this work and provides the means to sustain work and effective progression routes which lead towards employment for learners whose circumstances may make them vulnerable.
• Why children may have difficulties with being able to remember things and recall events following an ABI
• How such difficulties can impact on a child or young person’s life at home, school and socially
• What can be done to help support and manage memory problems, so that is does not have a significant impact on daily life.
In this film, Pam Owen, a Qualified Teacher of Vision Impaired Children and Young People (QTVI) who works for Coventry Sensory Support Service, talks about her job and the support she provides for Hassan, a visually impaired pupil at Finham Park School, a mainstream secondary school in Coventry.
The CASTLE study is focused on rolandic epilepsy which is the most common type of epilepsy – affecting about one-sixth of all children with epilepsy in the UK. To guide, inform and support all of this research, children with rolandic epilepsy and parents of children with rolandic epilepsy will have an opportunity to play a meaningful role in the research process.