SEMH - Specialist Resource Base

The ECAN SRB – a base where all children can flourish

The SEMH base at Edith Cavell Academy offers placements for children in KS2 who have social, emotional and mental health needs. The purpose of the placement is to identify barriers to learning, therapeutic needs of the individual and how these can be supported in the pupil’s mainstream environment. We aim to support the child to reintegrate back into their mainstream school setting.

Children’s social, emotional and mental health needs will have been identified by professionals at their home school and they will have already had additional support at school. However, in the base class sizes are smaller with a total of up to eight children.

Our Team

Jess Williams - Lead Teacher

Mrs Cattermole - HLTA

Mrs Hart - Teaching Assistant

Miss Tanner - Teaching Assistant

Our team is supported by a base adviser, educational psychologists and a family learning support team. This team will build relationships with families and provide support during the placement. The aim of this is to provide opportunities for the family to engage in their child’s learning and development. Working in partnership with pupils, parents and home-schools is central to providing a supportive environment to help pupils overcome the social and emotional difficulties they are experiencing in mainstream education.

Each child will have their own personalised plan to support them with targets agreed at the start of the placement. There will be regular reviews of this plan during the placement. During the placement, the amount of time each child spends back in their home school will increase. The plan will include a reintegration package to support the child’s return to their home school on a full-time basis.

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