A Whole School Framework for SEMH

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Free to schools buying in to governor training otherwise £285 for full course
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Stables Country Club, Bolholt Complex, Walshaw Road, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL8 1PU. Telephone: 0161 762 4000.
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Target Group
SEND Link Governors or those with an interest in SEND
Activity Leaders
Catherine Kelly, Education Psychologist.
Please Note

Light refreshments provided.

Course Objectives

Professional development in relation to pupils' social, emotional and mental health needs, the SEND Code of Practice and school development

Feedback from senior school staff has indicated a need for longer term and more strategic continuing professional development (CPD) regarding meeting pupils’ social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.

This CPD will focus on whole school development to meet pupils’ SEMH needs using the NCB framework (or any of the other available frameworks if preferred).


Course Content

Session 1 

  • Sharing good practice 
  • Identifying areas for development
  • Identifying who to work with at school

To have an action plan for next steps


Session 2

  • To reflect on and share your learning and any developments to practice/ systems since the previous session.
  • To problem solve areas which are not working so well.
  • To plan for evaluating developments.


Session 3

  • To share and celebrate new practice developments and positive outcomes for pupils
  • To problem solve areas which are not working so well.
  • To make plans for 2018/9
Additional Information

This professional development is being run by BPLC for Head teachers, Deputy Heads, SENcos, Pastoral leads and Designated teachers with strategic responsibility for SEND. Link Governors with responsibility for SEND may also find this professional development useful to their strategic role and understanding of whole school SEMH.

Previous Experience Expected

To be familiar with NCB whole school framework for emotional well-being and mental health.

Dates and Times

Tuesday 16th January 2018, Monday 26th March 2018 and Wednesday 13th June 2018 (all 1.30 to 4.30pm)