SEN – Social & Emotional Health

“My child has difficulties with social, emotional health or mental health.”


This section includes all those young people who experience short but significant periods of high anxiety, stress, distress or anger that affect their education. It also includes young people who have a range of longer-term recognised mental health conditions.

For both groups, issues can include:

  • Forming and maintaining relationships
  • Bereavement
  • Attitudes to attainment
  • Attendance
  • Self-esteem
  • Life outside school

What can Shenley offer?


All students at Shenley can access

  • Breakfast Club
  • Summer school – year 6 into 7 activity week
  • Year 7 transition support groups
  • Intervention groups (all years) – behaviour / social skills / self-esteem / stress management
  • Peer mentoring
  • Year 11 support with college applications and careers path
  • Vertical tutoring – support and mentoring from older students


Targeted individual support may include:

  • Counselling.
  • Outside agency input (e.g. Educational Psychologist, CAMHS)
  • Flexible timetables.
  • Support from the school nurse.
  • Child Looked After support.


Support for targeted groups of students may include

  • Breakfast / Break Club
  • Transition Support sessions
  • Singles afternoon
  • Intervention groups – social skills, classroom skills, conflict resolution, anger management, self-esteem
  • Behaviour Course – Progress & Potential where positive behaviour and potential is examined through a week long course


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My child has difficulties with
learning and literacy
My child has sensory and/or
physical needs
My child has difficulties with speech
language and social communication
My child has difficulties with social
and emotional health
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