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Information on launch of high needs pathway for September 2019

31st July 2019

The start of the new academic term marks the launch of the Social Emotional and Mental Health High Needs Pathway (SEMH HN). The initial purpose of the pathway was to reduce risk of exclusions for children presenting with SEMH needs and was later adapted to anticipate the launch of the Emotionally Based School Avoidance pathway, due To be launched later this term.

The work of the SEMH High Needs team is primarily to support the prevention of exclusion through early intervention and responsive support. All forms to request support via this pathway can be found on the local offer page here:

Melissa Jones, Senior Educational Psychologist and Jane Shaw, SISS SEMH team lead