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Education Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Pathway

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The pathway regards behaviour as communication of underlying needs, views or causes.  It summarises support approaches associated with each step and gives some links to associated resources.

School ethos: principle, policy and practice

The school should have an explicit statement of its ethos and principles which should be shared with the community and implemented in daily practice.  Policies should be in line with statutory guidance and with the Cumbria Inclusion Strategy and should include:

  • Inclusion Policy
  • Governors statement of behaviour principles
  • SEND Policy
  • Children Looked After (CLA) and previously CLA
  • Equality and Diversity, including equality objectives
  • Anti-bullying policy
  • Safeguarding
  • Curriculum (link to RSE guidance)
  • Code of conduct (staff, pupils, parents and carers)

Step 1 - School led best practice

Step 2 - Get external advice (individual pupil)

Step 3 - Get further support

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