All About SEMH: A Practical Guide for Primary Teachers
Author 1: Sarah Johnson
All About SEMH is an accessible and informative guide for primary school teachers, designed to increase their understanding of social, emotional and mental health needs, and to enhance their toolkit with practical, evidence-informed strategies to support children in their care.
The book unpicks key terminology and debunks myths and misconceptions, enabling teachers to more easily understand some of the challenges for learners with SEMH needs. It then explores a range of key areas, including anxiety, attachment, bullying and self-harm, and focuses on practical strategies and adaptations that can be made in every classroom. All About SEMH includes:
A comprehensive introduction to social, emotional and mental health needs, and the surrounding terms and policies.
Practical strategies tailored to different conditions to help provide targeted support to primary school learners
Case studies and worked examples to illustrate points in the book, supporting behaviour recognition and developing reader understanding.
Discussion on different behaviour patterns in school and at home, with the voices of parents of children with SEMH woven throughout
Easy to dip in and out of chapters with signposting to further research, resources and support.
This accessible guide is a valuable resource to empower primary educators, increasing their knowledge and understanding of SEMH, and providing a range of practical strategies to support every learner in their class. It will be essential reading for all primary school educators, SENCOs and parents who are supporting children with SEMH needs.