At Eskdale Academy, we believe that all pupils are entitled to become self-aware, to communicate effectively, empathise with others, problem solve, develop meaningful relationships, gain a sense of what’s right and to become resilient human beings. We strive to ensure that pupils feel secure; are given some control, autonomy and develop skills in self-regulation.
We want our pupils to feel a sense of self-worth and to feel like competent achievers in all that they do. We also want pupils to feel that there is a purpose to the things they do, and to feel excited and challenged. In concordance with our Rights Respecting ethos, as outlined in the United nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, we aim to ensure that all children have the right learn (Article 28), to develop their skills and talents to be the best that they can be (RRSA Article 29) and the right to special care and support if they are disabled (Article 23). As a duty bearing school we aim to uphold Article 2 to ensure that all children have their entitled rights no matter what.
Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs are a type of special educational needs in which children/young people have severe difficulties in managing their emotions and behaviour. They often show inappropriate responses and feelings to situations.