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Mental Health

Mental Health issues affect children and young people as well as adults, with more than 850,000 children and young people in the UK having been diagnosed with a mental health condition.

Since September 2014, Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) has also become a category of Special Educational Needs. Children with a SEMH need will receive support in school.

At our School, we endeavour to promote positive mental health. We offer a community of support, and will ensure that:

  • we help our children to build emotional resilience
  • we help our children to develop self-esteem
  • we help our children to develop confidence
  • we help our children to develop their social skills
  • we help our children to feel valued and a part of our School Community

We provide high levels of Pastoral Support  and offer support in the form of 1:1 Pastoral Support, Nurture groups, PSHE and access to many outside agencies.    We encourage children to talk about any issues that are worrying them, and train our staff to be mindful of children's emotional and mental well being. Any concerns are passed to our  SENDCo or Designated Safeguarding Lead as appropriate to ensure children are properly supported in school.

We work in close partnership with outside agencies, including Surrey Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and the ESCC Educational Psychology team and Behaviour Support to ensure the best outcomes for our children.