Special educational needs teaching resources: Mental health

Resources and ideas for special educational needs, mental health, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

New Year Resolutions  Colouring Page

New Year Resolutions Colouring Page

A colouring and writing activity to help your students think about the past, the present, the future, their behaviour, dreams, wishes, and goals. What things would they like to change after a period of self reflection? This list could be pinned inside their locker or put on the classroom wall to help them remember their resolutions and to tick off their progress during the school year. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Staff CPD SEN - Bumper pack - SLCN, Dyslexia, SEMH, Social Communication

Staff CPD SEN - Bumper pack - SLCN, Dyslexia, SEMH, Social Communication

Enough SEN CPD to last all year!A presentation on supporting dyslexic students in the mainstream classroom - with a booklet for staff containing the same information.A presentation on supporting students with speech, language and communication needs - again with booklet for staff containing the information.A presentation on supporting students with social, emotional and mental health needs.A presentation on social communication skills - along with two activities.Suitable for primary, secondary and FE. Teachers, school leaders and teaching assistants.The author is a senior advisory teacher, writer and trainer in the field of SEN.

By Mortimer007

Masters Level Academic Essay Assignments for Managing Behaviour in School

Masters Level Academic Essay Assignments for Managing Behaviour in School

All of these word editable documents provide an excellent and comprehensive overview of research linking theory to practice at Master Level. The assignments have been assessed at University and passed the award of Masters Arts Degree in Education. The are idea for practitioners who are studying a MAEd or similar degree in behaviour management / SEND. All assignments are supported with additional appendices that link the focus on practice. The research can be used as CPD and reflective practice and support current learners who may need support in structuring their MAEd research assignments.

By rcooke1

Circle time 7 weeks lesson plan.

Circle time 7 weeks lesson plan.

Circle time 7 weeks planning with activities and ideas. Easy to adapt suit your students. Planning is write in dark blue century gothic font (dyslexia friendly). suitable for students with SEN.

By jasmine1002003

English Planning  14 lessons mixed abilities

English Planning 14 lessons mixed abilities

English planning, 14 lessons with lesson starters, easy to adapt to suit your students. Lessons include games, poetry, adjectives, questions marks, sentence structure, poster & displays for display boards etc. Planning font is dark blue, century gothic (dyslexia friendly. Planning is suitable for students with SEN.

By jasmine1002003

SEN TEACHER / STUDENT TEACHER RESOURCE (IEP, IBP, RISK ASSESSMENT, PROVISION MAP, POSITIVE HANDLING.

SEN TEACHER / STUDENT TEACHER RESOURCE (IEP, IBP, RISK ASSESSMENT, PROVISION MAP, POSITIVE HANDLING.

This resource package is an excellent opportunity to reduce your workload when having to show evidence towards supporting children whom exhibit any of the 4 areas of SEND. The resource is ideal for NQTs, Student Teachers and Current Classroom teachers / practitioners who need to provide evidence of tracking progress and developing outcomes in relation to learning, behaviour and risk. All of these documents have been used and assessed in Ofsted inspections and have been noted from external and internal professionals as high quality resources that enhance the provision of addressing the needs of individual children who need additional support. All of the documents are in word format that can be edited and completed examples are provided. These resources will save you time and can be used to develop classroom or whole school practice by enhancing SEND provision in your setting.

By rcooke1

National Award of SEN Masters Degree Level Academic Research Essay Assignments.

National Award of SEN Masters Degree Level Academic Research Essay Assignments.

These editable word essay assignments were moderated, assessed and passed by the University for the Masters Level Award of Post graduated Certificate in Special Educational Needs Coordination. The National Award for SENCOs. They provide a critical analysis of inclusive education, an individual child level case study analysis and an analysis of SEN policies . All essays / assignments are written at a high academic standard and clearly referenced with supporting evidence. These will provide excellent opportunity for anyone studying an aspect of SEN at level 6 or 7 of the qualification framework. All assignments passed at masters level and will support people who are interested in learning about the role of the SENCO or students who are completing research learning in the field of special educational needs. 

By rcooke1

Staff CPD Session - SEN - social, emotional and mental wellbeing

Staff CPD Session - SEN - social, emotional and mental wellbeing

This is a detailed powerpoint presentation for a staff CPD session - suitable for primary, secondary and FE. Audience: teachers, teaching assistants, support staff, leaders.Discusses what is meant by social, emotional and mental health, explores risk and resilience factors. Activity on how to identify pupils with difficulties. Links with SEN and particular difficulties for this group. Facts and figures included on why this is a current issue. Discusses what schools can do to support this group and improve wellbeing. Video links included. Links to useful organisations and websites.The author is a senior advisory teacher and author of 'The Sky's The Limit: A mental wellbeing workbook for young people with SEN' (Speechmark, 2016, available from Speechmark and Amazon).

By Mortimer007

Behaviour Targets

Behaviour Targets

Effective document for targets, page two contains the review area where both teaching staff, other school staff, parents and young people can review.

By mrpeace2010

Behaviour priorities and interventions documents

Behaviour priorities and interventions documents

This document highlight 3 behaviours. being high, medium and low and puts in place reactive and proactive tools/ interactions that can help to address these behaviours. All behaviours can't be addressed at once and some are more of a risk/ issue than others this helps to work towards steps for intervention/ skills for success.

By mrpeace2010

ABCD - Achieving Behaviour Change Decision Log Sheet

ABCD - Achieving Behaviour Change Decision Log Sheet

This is a modified version of the ABC model which is used in a wide range of school and clinical settings to modify undesirable behaviour. It is used by staff to help them reflect on the environmental triggers for behaviour for individuals and whole groups or in targeted behaviour interventions for whole people What is different about this:The language encourages reflection on self and behaviours rather than blaming someone else. The emphasis on the language is “you” and your behaviour and the choices made. This is very important because bad stuff happens to everyone and those people who mindfully respond to situations generally get a better outcome for themselves and others. Those who externalise their problems “so and so upset me” rarely change their behaviour because they have a ready-made excuse. The drip drip drip of focus on “your choice” “your behaviour” is the only means I know of helping them realise they may not have control over what happens to them but they can control how they respond.The other main difference is that there isn’t just ABC – antecedents, behaviour, consequences but also D. Decision. When things have gone wrong in a situation it is tempting for everyone to do an autopsy. This isn’t helpful. The events are already “gone” and one the slab (to continue the metaphor). D is the “what next” “do something different” it could be setting a personal target. Or if things have gone well, encourage reflection on what well and making it “even better”. If this is about trying something different then try to change one behaviour at a time. So this takes the analysis from the past into trying to make future actions better or even better next time.

By granvilleey1

Irresistible Coaching Cards using solution focussed coaching

Irresistible Coaching Cards using solution focussed coaching

These cards were designed to be printed off as a 6 x4 car, laminated and used as a prompt for pastoral staff when managing first level interventions with students who had had more than 2 detentions or been sent to isolation. The cards are a script you can use when interviewing pupils. It is based on solution focussed methods, always driving towards solving a problem and doing something different. The only thing you will have to print out multiple times is the scaling line which is there to help the pupil focus on their feelings and improvement. The cards are self explanatory.

By granvilleey1

Comprehensive SEND Support Plans that supports the new Code of Practice and OFSTED guidance.

Comprehensive SEND Support Plans that supports the new Code of Practice and OFSTED guidance.

This comprehensive support plan is an edited word document that is ideal for School Leaders (Head Teachers, DHT, SENCOs and classroom practitioners) in both primary / secondary mainstream and special schools. The document provides an holistic approach that schools can evidence towards addressing the individual needs of children with an EHCP or those who need one. It shows how professionals from all sectors are supporting the child and provides opportunity to promote outstanding SEND leadership and practice within the school. Additional supplemented documentation is supplied as an edited whole school rationale policy and a quality assurance monitoring form for school moderation. This resource will show Outstanding practice in leadership and school policy towards addressing the SEND outcomes at whole school level.

By rcooke1

IEP

IEP

IEP Parent letter proformaIEP Parent Information sheet

By lmtteacher

"Finding Hope" - Reading Comprehension / Story

"Finding Hope" - Reading Comprehension / Story

This Reading Comprehension handout is best suited for advanced ESL learners. The story centers around a young girl named Laura who is trying to cope with the loss of her grandmother. Laura manages to rediscover her self when she finds a puppy on the side of the road. She also gets a chance to spend some time with her old time crash and she mends the broken bond with her best friend. The text explores different emotional roadblocks that teenagers may face while experiencing loss for the first time. After carefully reading the story, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises and engage in an in depth classroom discussion on topics related to mental health, emotional healing and self motivation. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.

By MariaPht

Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners (advanced)

Reading Comprehension Worksheets for ESL learners (advanced)

This bundle includes four different Reading Comprehension suitable for advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading each story, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises and engage in an in depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to the text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.

By MariaPht

PSHE: Mental Health

PSHE: Mental Health

5 x 1 hour long, fully resourced KS3/4 lessons focusing on students keeping good mental health:1. How students can deal positively with stress.2. How we can help combat and ease anxiety and how to recognise the signs.3. How to recognise depression and how living an active, healthy life could help.4. Recognising how the media gives us poor body image, which can lead to mental health issues and what we can do to maintain positive body image.5. Why is self esteem so important? How can students actively recognise the causes of low self esteem and work on building up their own and each others?Variety of different level tasks for MA,LA or CoreDifferentiated to 3 levelsDesigned to fit Ofsted criteria for' Good' or aboveCredit to BBC/TED/ITV/Channel4 for clip links Many more cheap and free resources at my shop: Emjcot's ShopLeave me a review and pick any other resource for free :)

By emjcot

Quick Conversation Cards

Quick Conversation Cards

A series of conversation cards with open questions to use in group work or one-to-one to improve social and communication skills. Can be used with ages 11+.Usually sold separately, all levels of cards are included in this bundle. Each level requires students to think more deeply about their answers, encouraging stronger communication.

By helenelle