Preventive SEMH resources for teachers & parents.
Workloads for school SEN teachers are snowballing as more and more parents become concerned about their children’s wellbeing. With almost half of all adult cases of mental illness starting by the age of 14, applying preventive SEMH resources and providing early support for children has become more important than ever before.
SEN registers are swelling as increasing numbers of pupils secure EHC plans. But the absence of an EHC plan does not mean nonexistence of emotional upset!
Therefore, many more children could be hurting alone, not knowing what’s wrong or who to turn to.
This means that the challenge we all face could be considerably bigger than we currently fear!
Early intervention prevents long-term distress.
Recent research shows that higher self-awareness and self-esteem in childhood are directly related to improved prospects in adulthood.
Forward-thinking school leaders have known this for years.
For example, Headteacher, Tony Roe, and all of the staff at Barking Abbey School purposefully and explicitly prioritise the development of student character and academic accomplishments in equal measure.
“Our learners develop cultural capital and good habits so that they do the right thing at the right time, for the right reasons. The habits that children learn and practice when they are growing up follow them into adulthood.” The Barking Abbey Team
“Helping children to understand themselves and supporting them to build their confidence will help them to achieve more, both now and in the future.” Councillor Evelyn Carpenter, Cabinet Member for Educational Attainment and School Improvement, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Read the story about the collaboration between Barking Abbey and Mindscreen.
How Mindscreen’s SEMH resources are helping SENCos.
As the number of children with SEMH needs escalates, everyone recognises that school SEN professionals have their work cut out. In-between supporting their students and delivering on teaching commitments, there’s little time left to train TAs or assist other staff.
As a result, schools are turning to Mindscreen’s SEMH resources, which can help SENCos to spread out the workload. For instance, these easy-to-use tools can be applied by any member of the team.
“The Mindscreen materials are presented such that any TA could pick them up, do a little bit of preparation and deliver a quality intervention” Abigail Hawkins, SENsible SENCO.
Helping more children to flourish – together!
Long-term school partnerships are the way forward. Together we can help many more young people believe in themselves and develop a brighter outlook on life.
Above all else, everyone at Mindscreen is passionate about helping to identify and deal with low self-esteem and confidence before they worsen. Our assessments highlight areas where support is needed to challenge destructive mindsets early and prevent long-term discontent.
Mindscreen is uplifting for children of all abilities and personalities. We would love for you to experience it too.
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Helping Children Flourish
Being diagnosed with dyslexia, labelled remedial, and regularly told that I was a “stupid boy” affected my self-esteem.
Worse still, I carried low self-worth into my adult life. Yet, later, when I learned how to challenge my destructive mindset, I began to feel happier.
I thought, if I can change my way of thinking, anyone can!
And so, in 1996 I founded Mindscreen and began developing resources to help children to believe in themselves and go after their dreams.
That’s how the Mindscreen experience® came into being. I hope it helps your children as much as it has helped me!