SEMH underpins educational development and learning. Without these skills there is no foundation on which to build on. When students are supported to improve their SEMH, then their academic and personal progress will follow.
Summit provides support to students to be classroom ready by way of identifying and removing barriers to learning, enabling students access to their curriculum. With SEMH being a barrier to learning our programmes promote social and emotional competency. Alongside this it increases students' resilience and supports students to present the best version of themselves.
Promoting positive mental health provides students with opportunities and support to develop self-esteem, interpersonal and social skills to make positive choices both in school and within the wider community.
Summit offers a range of SEMH programmes that includes:
• Emotional Literacy
• Conflict Resolution
• Zones of Regulation
• Thrive, Well-Being and Resilience
• Safe & Well
• Breaking Free
• 1-1 Mentoring, support & guidance
To meet the individual needs of our students we work in partnership with a range of professionals including student counsellors, bereavement counsellors, family support workers, mentors, child well-being practitioners and the Thrive approach is at the heart of everything that we do.
For those students who may have coped with challenging life experiences it is imperative that they are supported to understand that their feelings and emotions are normal and valid.
The support from the pastoral team in Summit focuses on improving the mental health and emotional well-being of our students. This is achieved by providing students with self-help resources, a safe space to discuss their emotions and access to staff who are trained to meet the individual needs of our students.