Class/subject teachers ensure that:
- Positive mental health and emotional health promotion is incorporated in the school’s curriculum and reflected across all subjects.
- There are a range of opportunities for creativity within the curriculum for children/young people to experience success and/or explore their emotions and feelings in a safe environment, for example in Art, Drama and Sports.
- School has targeted support available through small groups and individual work to address SEMH needs, e.g. through the promotion of mindfulness and relaxation.
- Teaching and learning opportunities are appropriately differentiated to take into account learning and motivation levels and to ensure there are appropriate levels of intellectual challenge and support.
- Staff are aware and take account of different levels of cognitive ability, attention levels, tolerance of errors, language skills, social and emotional development and acknowledge the effect that these could have on behaviour and/or well-being.
- Specific social and emotional skills, such as emotional literacy, resilience and communication, are taught within the PSHE curriculum, through whole class teaching and/or in small groups.