Why Won’t That Child Behave? Positive Approaches for SEMH Students

Why Won’t That Child Behave? Positive Approaches for SEMH Students

Course introduction

The why won’t that child behave training course looks at some of the reasons why a handful of children/young people cause the greatest disruption and concerns within schools/colleges. These students may have severe difficulties in managing their emotions and behaviour and as a consequence often show inappropriate responses and feelings to situations.

Recent figures estimate that around 150,000 children in mainstream and special schools are suffering from SEMH. With appropriate support children and young people can move forward and live successful lives. This training looks at the social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs of such students and looks at ways to help them building and maintaining relationships with peers and adults, engage with learning and cope in the classroom environment successfully.

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What we will cover throughout the day

  • Understand the relationship between SEMH needs, behaviour and educational outcomes;

  • Look at a range of psychological theories that relate to social and emotional development;

  • Discuss the factors that can influence children’s development and well-being;

  • Look at good practice in supporting pupils with SEMH needs;

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of SEMH and the ways such difficulties can be identified and supported appropriately in learning and social contexts;

  • Review provision in your school/college to support pupils manage SEMH needs;

  • Understand and know how to respond to more specific mental health difficulties and well-being issues;

  • Assess, plan and monitor provision to meet the needs of individuals and groups of pupils with SEMH needs;

  • Apply and evaluate approaches and interventions to maximise learning and manage behaviour.

Target audience

Aimed at anyone working directly or indirectly with students. Ideal for school/college-based staff including teachers, lecturers, head teachers, deputy headteacher, SENCO/ALNCO, special education teacher, school support staff, classroom assistant, teachers, teaching assistant, mental health lead, pastoral care staff and pastoral lead teacher.

Trainers for this course

Nicola S. Morgan


As an international education consultant, author and teacher, Nicola has a reputation for successfully managing the most challenging behaviour and motivating staff, senior leaders and par...ents to help implement change.

Since starting NSMTC and sharing her expertise with a wider audience, Nicola regularly receives positive feedback. Attendees praise her delivery style and how motivated and inspired they feel following her sessions. They leave each training or course with the confidence to push their own boundaries for personal achievement.

On top of writing countless educational books and articles, Nicola is an International Values-Based Education approved trainer, NLP Master Practitioner and an English Channel Swimmer.

See what others have to say about us

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The course was useful to help identify children who are hyperaroused and those who are disassociated. The course also helps you become more aware of ways to help these children to be more engaged in the classroom.

Another really insightful course, with lots of strategies and explanations of why children behave in certain ways. The video clips were moving! Lots to take away, thanks you!

Gave an excellent insight into the reasons why children misbehave and provided useful and practical ways to deal with problems in the classroom. A lively and engaging presentation!


In-House Training

In-House Training

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