SEMH Targeted Support

If pupils present with social, emotional, mental health or behaviour needs that cannot be met by our Universal Support, then Targeted Support is put in place.

Each intervention is planned, recorded and assessed for impact.

Alongside these interventions, pupils may also have an individual behaviour target.

We use Boxall Profile to assess pupils needs and to support the target setting process.

Forest School

Used to develop intrinsic motivation, empathy, good communication skills, independence and positive mental attitude, self-esteem and confidence.

Lego Therapy

Learning to communicate feelings or change behaviours through guided Lego play.

Volcano in my tummy

Helping children to communicate their emotions and deal with anger constructively.

6s and 7s

Small group sessions to promote positive relationships and build confidence and resilience.

Check - ins

Short 1:1 check in sessions to help settle in or solve any issues at key points in the day.

Social Skills

Small group sessions build friendship skills, self-confidence and positive communications with others.

Therapeutic Stories

Selection of books and stories chosen to cover specific content

Emotional Scaling

Increasing awareness of emotions and encouraging self-regulation of responses to these

Alternative play provision

Small group alternative support. Focus on turn taking games and social skills opportunities


1:1 support with a trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Drawing and Talking Therapy

1:1 emotional support

Bonus Blue

Reward Card to provide additional praise.

Interventions run for approximately 6 weeks.

If an intervention is not successful, then a different approach is tried.

If two or more rounds of interventions do not help the pupil to make progress, the SENDco may make are referral to commission Specialist Support.