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Social, Emotional and Mental Health


Girl thinking

Friday 10 March 2017

1.15 – 4.00pm

Special Offer! Book this course with CPD Curious Case of ADHD and ASD for only £80 (contact us to get this discount)

Within SEN Code of Practice Behaviour Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD) has been replaced by a new term Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). This is with a view of considering the behaviour “message” of underlying and unmet issues.     

Also the new Ofsted framework requires schools to provide evidence to demonstrate effective practice and the impact of improvement strategies with regards to behaviour issues.

"The most recent set of statistics published by the Department for Education (July 2016) indicated that 17.3% of pupils have a primary need of ‘Social emotional and mental health’ (SEMH) and are on SEN support, and 12.3% of pupils have the same primary area of need and have a statement of EHC plan (pupils in state funded primary, secondary and special schools).

For children on SEN support this is the third highest area of need after ‘Moderate Learning Difficulty’ and ‘Speech, Language and Communication Needs’; and yet many schools struggle to find the support they need to provide the best provision for pupils and their families." (Simone Lewendon, Pearson)

The content of the course will include:

  • Evidence of change

Up skilling of staff in terms of the key changes in the SEN code of Practice and demystifying SEMH in practical terms.         

  • Introducing the SF3R model of management

Structure, Flexibility, Rapport, Relationships and Role Models will be outlined as a proactive management model for the issues within the SEMH spectrum. 

  • Structure and flexibility 

A range of approaches in terms of setting boundaries while adapting to the specific needs of children and young persons with Social, Emotional and Mental Health problems.  

  • Building rapport and relationships and developing role models   

Techniques for developing effective rapport with disaffected children and young people will be outlined as well as developing effective communication with parents and carers

  • Working with other agencies 

Within the context of the “village raising the child” consideration of how and when to involve and access other professionals to support specific individuals and specific situations. 

Fintan J O’Regan MA (Management), PGCE, BSc Hons

Fin is a former secondary science teacher and was the Headmaster of the Centre Academy School regarded as the first specialist school within the UK for children with ADHD/ODD from 1996 -2002.

He is currently a Behaviour and Learning Consultant for a number of organisations and lectures for Leicester University, the National Association of Special Needs and the Institute of Education.

He has written a number of books on the subject of ADHD, Behaviour and Learning and is known both nationally and internationally for his powerful and entertaining presentations.


On booking this course you are confirming that you hold the required level of qualification and agree that this course is suitable for you.

If you are unsure whether this is the correct course for you, please phone us at Helen Arkell – 01252 792400

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