Learn · Grow · Thrive

SEMH

Vision

We envision that our SEMH curriculum will support students at Holgate Meadows and Heritage Park, to develop their understanding of their own mental health, with the ability to recognise and name their emotions.

Our vision is that through a trauma informed approach we will provide our students with opportunities to understand how their emotions affect them, and those around them. We envision that our SEMH curriculum will utilise strategies around emotional regulation to teach our students to use a range of strategies that enable them to respond to challenging situations, in a socially appropriate way, and within a range of contexts, so that they can thrive, meet the demands of their environments and make a positive contribution to society.

“Building strong foundations that enable our students to thrive in an ever changing world”

End points

Upon leaving Holgate Meadows and Heritage Park, we envision that students will:

  • Understand their own mental health and be able to recognise and manage their emotions appropriately
  • Show empathy to others and be able to build positive and healthy relationships
  • Be able to express themselves effectively and demonstrate acceptance and tolerance of others
  • Have solid foundations of positive mental health, combined with high self-esteem, which will enable them to face the challenges of life with resilience and a positive mind-set

Domains of Knowledge

  1. Social Awareness
  2. Self-management
  3. Self-awareness
  4. Relationship skills
  5. Responsible decision making

 

Key Propositional Knowledge

Key Procedural Knowledge

Key Concepts: identify emotions, accurate self-perception, recognising strengths and limitations, self-confidence, self-efficacy, emotional regulation, self-motivation, understanding emotions, empathy, sympathy, appreciation, teamwork, identifying and solving problems, reflecting on behaviour, ethical responsibility

 

Students will know:

 

Subject Specific Knowledge

 

Self-awareness

·         students will know that all people can experience a range of emotions

·         students will know that everybody has strengths and limitations

·         students will know that they can learn from their mistakes

 

Self-management

·         students will know that they can successfully regulate their emotions, thoughts and behaviours using taught strategies in different situations

·         students will know that they have the ability to set and work towards their personal and academic goals

 

Social awareness

·         students will know that there are social and ethical norms for behaviour

·         students will know that they can access help, support and resources through their family, school and the wider community

 

Relationship skills

·         students will know that healthy and positive relationships are to be valued and promoted

·         students will know that effective communication is essential in building positive relationships

·         students will understand the value of collaborative work and learning

 

Responsible decision making

·         students will know that they have a range of constructive choices that they can make with regards to their own personal behaviour and social interactions

·         students will know that their actions can have both positive and negative consequences which impact on themselves and others

 

Students will be able to:

 

Self-awareness

·         students will be able to identify emotions in themselves and others

·         students will be able to recognise their own strengths and limitations

·         students will be able to demonstrate resilience when faced with challenging situations

 

Self-management

·         students will be able to use appropriate strategies to control their impulses, manage their stresses and show self-discipline

·         students will be able to motivate themselves to achieve their goals

 

Social awareness

·         students will be able to empathise with others and show sympathy

·         students will show respects and tolerance for others and show acceptance and appreciations of diversity

 

Relationship skills

·         students will be able to build positive and healthy relationships with others

·         students will be able to engage in positive activities within the wider community

·         students will be able to effectively manage negative social situations and seek appropriate support and guidance

·         students will be able to successfully engaged in team-based activities and tasks

 

Responsible decision making

·         students will be able identify a problem, choose an appropriate solution to solve them problem, reflect on and evaluate their choices

·         students will be able to take responsibility for their actions, choices and behaviours