Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs

  • Social  Difficulties
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Mental Health Conditions


  • All teachers have received training and use the Newcastle Mainstream Guidance in supporting the needs of all pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs.
  • Pastoral care
  • The school provides pastoral care for all learners.
  • The school offers a Family Support Officer.
  • The school works with Zone West to support identified learners.
  • Our SEND Learning Support Assistant has completed Thrive training.
  • The learning behaviours policy identifies where reasonable adjustments or changes can be made to offer additional support.
  • We use risk assessments and take action to ensure the safety and inclusion of all learners in all activities.
  • Behaviour management systems in school are based upon encouraging children to make positive decisions about behavioural choices.
  • Staff have clear sanctions and rewards that are followed to offer children structure and routine.
  • We provide a nurturing environment that enable social and emotional scaffolding for all learners.
  • Staff specifically teach certain pupils about emotions, how they make our body feel and it is okay to have such emotions.
  • Small intervention sessions target certain groups of children focusing on Thrive. 
  • We use Kalmer Counselling and Zone West can put into place tailored support for specific emotional needs.
  • Residential trips are open to all year 6 pupils to help develop social, emotional and behavioural resilience.
  • We seek support from outside agencies such as School Health, Community Paediatrician, the Children and Young People’s Service (CYPS) etc.


 Updated August 2022