Social, Emotional & Mental Health

My Child requires Emotional or Mental Health Support

Difficulties in this domain often create a barrier to learning, even if the child has good cognitive abilities.Children requiring social, emotional and/or mental health support may experience a wide range of difficulties, which can present themselves in very different ways. Students can have attendance issues, be disruptive in class, hyperactive, they may lack concentration, or they can act withdrawn, thus effectively isolating themselves from others. Usually these "symptoms" are an exhibit of underlying Social, Emotional & Mental Health needs (SEMH). More common disorders are Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), though in some cases this behaviour can be an indication of anxiety, depression, substance misuse or eating disorders. 


What We Can Offer

All students at The Oxford Academy can access schemes of work with appropriate differentiations of tasks and materials and outcomes. Lessons are planned with a range of engaging activities, progress tracking, homework policies and homework clubs.

For students requiring more specific support, a number of measures can be put into place. This may include:

  • Pupil passports for all SEND students which are kept on hand by teachers
  • Supported break time clubs
  • After school homework support (Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays)
  • In-class Teaching and Learning Assistant support
  • Smaller class/set size
  • Differentiated/modified tasks and teaching materials
  • Educational Psychologist (EP)
  • Pastoral support programmes
    • - Multi-agency support
    • - Counseling
    • - Art Therapy
    • - Social Workers
    • - School Nurse
    • - Youth Workers
  • Report card/mentoring
  • Timeout Card
  • Learning Mentors
  • Alternative Curriculum
    • - Individualised timetable
    • - Tailored Provision
    • - Assessment Centre
    • - Reduced timetable/work experience/home tuition
  • 1:1 work with specialist teachers