Managing behaviour for children with SEMH needs

Meic Griffiths, Imperium Federation

Children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs can demonstrate ‘interesting’ behaviour – and it can be difficult to deal with. But this behaviour isn’t ‘naughty’ – it’s trying to tell you something. Meic Griffiths leads 2 schools where children show this kind of behaviour every day, and the staff know just what to do. He shares practical strategies to help de-escalate situations in the classroom, and explains how to reassess your whole-school policies, so everyone is equipped to deal with SEMH behaviours in a calm, consistent and caring way.