The Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Centres are a constituent part of the school/academy and are additionally resourced provision with smaller class sizes, higher staffing ratios and access to additionally funded specialist support.The Centres aim to provide effective support in meeting the needs of pupils with actual or emerging Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties.
Children attend Centres for up to four terms of support but remain on the home school roll, with home school and family engagement being critical to supporting reintegration and transition planning.
They are a critical part of Norfolk’s SEND local offer of support to children with special educational needs and their families and are funded as part of the school/academy delegated budget through Norfolk’s Specialist Resource Base programme.
SEMH Centre values
- To be beacons of excellence in inclusive education which is underpinned by a child centred approach and informed by an evidence-based approach
- To model a therapeutic evidence-based approach through building and promoting networks of good practice
- To promote understanding of the view that effective leadership and management at all levels is pivotal for schools to meet the needs of all children