Supporting SEMH Students
Boundaries between care and educational provision
Zara Wright is currently Director of SEND at Weydon Multi Academy Trust and she’s also Deputy Headteacher at a LAN school for students with learning and additional needs. As a qualified SENCo with 15 years of experience in specialist and mainstream educational settings, Zara has worked with children and young people with a wide range of additional needs. This includes a growing number of students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH).
Zara has experienced over many years how the demands on schools to support SEMH students have increased, especially with the mental health crisis deepening and the ramifications of the pandemic.
The increase in students with SEMH needs has proved challenging for many schools. There is much debate over how much responsibility educational staff should have in supporting SEMH children and where the boundaries lie.
Zara examines where we are, offers some solutions and encourages reflection on the direction your school is taking.
This training session will help you to better understand your SEMH students and how you can support them.
This session was originally presented under our previous brand Training for Education
Your £10 purchase gives unlimited access to Zara’s training session for your whole school
– Identify when a child should be on the SEND register under SEMH –
– Recognise the responsibilities schools hold in supporting children with SEMH and where the boundaries should be –
– Review what schools can offer SEMH students –
– Propose how to support staff effectively who work closely with SEMH children –
Who is the session aimed at?
This session provides advice and guidance for staff supporting SEMH students.
It’s particularly aimed at SENDCos, Pastoral Leads, Senior Leaders, Designated Safeguarding Leads and Well-being Intervention Leads.
Zara received great feedback in the online chat from Teachers and SENCOs who watched her LIVE broadcast
“Zara, thank you for this presentation, it has been really informative and I’m looking forward to sharing this with my staff. ”
“Really helpful. Thank you!”
Ruth Byrne, Deputy Headteacher – Beaver Road Primary School
“Great ideas, thank you.”
“Yes great strategies. Thank you!”
About the Creator
Zara Wright / Director of SEND, Weydon Multi Academy Trust
Zara is Director of SEND at Weydon Multi Academy Trust and deputy head teacher at a LAN school. She has worked in specialist and mainstream educational settings for 15 years. She is a qualified SENDCo and holds an MEd in Inclusion. She has also worked as Mental Health Lead, DSL and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children. Zara works with a number of local charities to help promote support for young people and their parents. She has presented at Westminster Education Forum and The Virtual SEND Conference. She is currently studying for an MSc in Psychology.
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