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Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Presented by Fintan O’Regan.

The key objectives of this course will be as follows:

  1. To consider the issue of SEMH in terms of the new SEN code of practice and the new Ofsted guidelines in Behaviour and Safety
  2. To unpack and demystify the SEMH Spectrum in terms of issues of Nurture and Nature.
  3. To consider a range of systems and strategies to effectively manage specific issues

The content of the course will include:

  • Policy and Practice Looking at the risk factors and processes foe supporting children with SEMH within current legislation
  • What is Social, Emotional and Mental Health? Demystifying a range of issues within this term including Attachment Theory, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Introducing the SF3R model of Management Structure, Flexibility, Rapport, Relationships and Role Models will be outlined as a proactive management model for the issues within the SEMH spectrum.
  • Structure and Flexibility A range of approaches in terms of setting boundaries while adapting to the specific needs of children and young persons with Social, Emotional and Mental Health.
  • Building Rapport and Relationships and developing Role Models.

Techniques for developing effective rapport with disaffected children and young people will be outlined, along with issues of building relationships within peer groups and developing effective communication with parents and carers.

Working with other agencies within the context of the “village raising the child” consideration of how and when to involve and access other professionals to support specific individuals and specific situations.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

We require a minimum of one weeks’ notice of cancellation for a full refund.

Directions to the Beacon (DOCX, 745.1 KB)

Social, Emotional and Mental Health training leaflet (DOCX, 39.9 KB)

How to book

To book a place or for further details please contact Gemma Geddes:

Telephone: 01303 847555 (opt 3)






The Beacon School


Park Farm Road, Folkestone, Kent CT19 5DN



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