The Primary Inclusion Team (SEMH) believes that in order for children to raise attainment and fulfil their potential, it is essential that their social, emotional and mental health needs are met. Our team work closely with primary schools to offer support using a holistic approach, with an emphasis on early intervention.
Working together to improve outcomes for all
Acceptance of diversity across our Salford schools
Open and resilient to new approaches for our pupils
Setting high expectations, striving for the best
Building positve relationships based on mutual understanding
Honesty, integrity and reliability between professionals
The Primary Inclusion Team consists of teachers and learning support assistants based at Alder Brook and Lewis Street Primary school. It is led by Steve Clark and Sarah Miles, and overseen by the Head and Executive Head of the two schools.
Steve Clark is based at Alder Brook: this is a pupil referral unit which has provision to support children with EHCPs identifying SEMH as a primary need through the primary phase. Children who have difficulty coping in their mainstream settings can also attend Alder Brook on a 12 week short term placement in order to support mainstream schools with meeting the child’s SEMH needs. Classes are small and staff are highly skilled in developing strategies to help children access learning.
Sarah Miles is based at Lewis Street Primary: this is a mainstream primary school with an SEMH resource (The Leaf) which is an enhanced provision for EYFS and KS1 children with EHCPs identifying SEMH as a primary need. Staff in both the resource and mainstream school have a strong understanding of behaviour as communication. The school has a strong nurturing ethos and has recently received the National Nurturing Schools Award.
Learning support assistants from both schools lead PIT interventions as part of the outreach service.