Scroll to content
Farne Primary School home page

Welcome to


Primary School

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)


  • Social Difficulties
  • Mental health conditions
  • Emotional difficulties


Type of support/provision made at Farne Primary School:


  • The Universally Available Guidance  Provision for Early Years; 

    Universally Available Provision to Supporting children and young people who have additional needs in mainstream schools and SEND Level Descriptors are used by staff in supporting the needs of all pupils with their additional needs.

  • Farne provides excellent pastoral care for all pupils and support from our Family Support Officer.
  • The school’s behaviour policy identifies where reasonable adjustments or changes can be made to ensure the need for exclusion is kept to a minimum.
  • We use risk assessments and take action to ensure the safety and inclusion of all pupils in all activities.
  • Create behaviour management plans where necessary, to ensure children can access the curriculum and all children remain safe.
  • Referrals to specialists outside of the school where appropriate (Educational Psychology Service or CYPS).
  • We provide effective social and emotional scaffolding for all children in a nurturing environment.
  • Small group or 1:1 targeted programmes are delivered to children to improve social skills and emotional resilience.
  • Outdoor learning is used to offer a different approach to the curriculum, which supports children with social, emotional and behavioural needs.
  • A curriculum that prepares children for adulthood.
  • Opportunities to attend residential trips in Year 6 which help to develop social, emotional and behavioural resilience, promoting independence.
  • Small group or one-to-one targeted programmes are delivered to pupils to improve social skills, emotional resilience and behaviour eg School Counselling service, Well-being Club or key members of staff for support.


Updated September 2023

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the children expressed themselves in different ways.



    Children expressed what they are grateful for.