Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

The Social, Emotional and Mental Health of our pupils is of paramount concern. Mental Health can be good and bad in the same way that our physical health can be good and bad; we celebrate the ways in which our mental health can be good and how that can be maintained whilst also helping pupils understand when their mental health maybe not so good and how to deal with this.

It’s good to talk; we encourage our pupils to discuss their problems with staff and professionals providing specialist support.

In school we have a dedicated SEMH team led by the Designated Safeguarding Lead to help promote the importance of SEMH and imbed the positive attitudes to Social, Emotional, and Mental Health into our curriculum and day to day life in school. We aim to:

  • Help pupils to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • Help pupils feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • Help pupils socially to form and maintain relationships.
  • Promote self esteem and ensure the pupils know that they count.
  • encourage pupils to be confident and accept differences
  • Help pupils to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks.
  • We promote a mentally healthy environment through:
    • Promoting our school values and encouraging a sense of belonging.
    • Promoting pupil voice and opportunities to participate in decision-making
    • Celebrating academic and non-academic achievements
    • Providing opportunities to develop a sense of worth through taking responsibility   for themselves and others
    • Providing opportunities to reflect.
    • Access to appropriate support that meets their needs

 

Nat Eatwell
Designated Safeguarding Lead, SEMH & Citizenship Teacher

“I really like the teachers and staff here. They prepare fun lessons and give you lots of support”

Pupil