What are SEMH needs?
SEMH needs are a type of special educational need where a child communicates through behaviour in response to unmet social, emotional or mental health needs.
Children with SEMH needs often have difficulties in managing their emotions or their behaviour. They can show inappropriate responses to their emotions. They can feel scared, anxious and misunderstood.
It is estimated that around 150,000 children in mainstream and special schools are experiencing SEMH challenges.
Some behaviours children with SEMH needs might display could be:
Strong social, emotional and mental health is key to leading a happy, fulfilled and independent life. We work to ensure that we can help children tackle SEMH needs to unlock their full potential and thrive in all aspects of their lives.
Our success is based on the flexible and supportive approach taken by teaching staff, meeting the highest standards and providing an education tailored to individual students needs to equip them with the requisite knowledge and skills necessary to meet life’s increasingly difficult challenges.