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Social, Emotional and Mental Health

This section includes all those young people who experience short but significant periods of high anxiety, stress, distress or anger that affect their education.

It also includes young people who have a range of longer-term recognised mental-health conditions.

For both groups, issues can include:

  • Forming and maintaining friendships.
  • Bereavement.
  • Attitudes to attainment.
  • Attendance.
  • Self-esteem.
  • Life outside school.

All students can access:

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice).
  • Whole school central reward system.
  • Whole school policy for behaviour management with graduated response.
  • Key stage transition support.
  • Anti-bullying policy.

Targets support for small groups may include:

As for all St. Peter’s students plus…

  • Social skills group.
  • Break and lunch supported centre for vulnerable students.

Support for individual students may include:

As for all St. Peter’s students plus…

  • 1:1 mentoring sessions.
  • Counselling.
  • Outside agency input (e.g. Educational Psychologist, Young Persons Worker, CAMH Services.
  • Flexible timetables.
  • Personal Support Plan- support for students at risk of permanent exclusion.
  • Support from Social Care team/school nurse.
  • Looked After Child support.
  • Young Carers.
  • Keyworkers for students with statements/EHCs or high level need

Any interventions will be determined for each student in conjunction with their parents/carers and will be regularly reviewed and modified as required.

Further information can be found on our Student Wellbeing page about social, emotional and mental health by clicking here.