Special educational needs (SEN)
Emotional wellbeing is an important aspect to consider when supporting pupils with special educational needs (SEN).
The SEN Code of Practice (2001) identifies four categories of SEN:
- Learning and cognition
- Speech, language and communication
- Sensory and physical impairment
- Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESDs)
While the category BESDs relates most directly to emotional wellbeing, the issue of self-esteem is relevant to all pupils with SEN.
This section provides resources for special educational needs coordinators (sencos) and other professionals supporting pupils on the school’s SEN register (you can find information for parents about children with special educational needs here).
Psychological perspectives on behaviour
This section explores a range of psychological perspectives on behaviour and the implications for educational practice.
Adolescent mental health at key stages 3 and 4
This section explores ways in which school can support young people who may be at risk of, or experiencing, mental health problems.
Managing stress for pupils with emotional difficulties
This section examines practical ways in which young people and those supporting them can be assisted in managing stress.