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WestlandsFirst School

Social,Emotional and Mental Health difficulties

Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. These behaviours may reflect underlying mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression, self-harming, substance misuse, eating disorders or physical symptoms that are medically unexplained. Other children and young people may have disorders such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or attachment disorder.

We offer a range of interventions at a universal level to specialised provision, these include:

WAVE 1 (ALL/ Universal)

  • Clear consistent whole school expectations and aspirations
  • Time out spaces to reflect or retreat to
  • Family Links
  • Consistent, positive behaviour policy based on rights, rules, responsibilities and encouraging good choices
  • Whole school rules, rewards & consequences: Zone Board, warning’ system, house points, class reward systems, Marvellous Me, Ace Attendees

WAVE 2 (SOME/ Targeted)

  • In-class additional targeted teacher support
  • In-class additional Teaching Assistant support within class teaching (small group or individual)
  • In-class additional individual reward charts
  • Catch me cards
  • Time out
  • In-class additional Individual working station
  • special box time

WAVE 3 (FEW/ Specialised/ SEND register)

  • Behaviour Support Team (BST), Educational Psychologist (EP)  and/or Autism/CCN specialist teacher referrals may be completed for additional advice and support
  • Behaviour interventions led by 1 to 1 TA
  • Parenting Courses- Family Links
  • Child and Mental Health Service ( CAMHS caste) – assessment, advice & recommendations
  • Key Person- 1:1 sessions with Pip
  • Time to talk
  • Social skills
  • Special Boxes
  • Sand therapy
  • Emotional & Wellbeing pathway