Book: Supporting pupils with SEMH difficulties by Roy Howarth via @BloomsburyEd

Published by Bloomsbury Education

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting Pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties













  • Explores situations that may occur when working with SEMH pupils.
  • Offers support in exploring how you set up the classroom environment to become more inclusive.
  • Most ideas include a 'teaching tip' offers support on how to implement actions into real-life situations.
  • Bonus ideas also offer opportunities to take ideas further, supporting all pupils in the classroom.
  • Includes a section on how to utilise other adults in the classroom, offering them support and guidance.

Children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties can be among the most challenging to manage in the classroom. Their behaviour may range from being mildly disruptive to dangerously destructive, but these children can also be among the most rewarding to teach.

In his new book, Roy Howarth explores ideas to support primary teachers on dealing with issues surrounding SEMH pupils, exploring: getting to know what it’s all about; looking at your skills; planning the classroom; utilising teaching assistants; triggers; coping with escalation, and so on.

Many of the ideas offered are common-sense and reassuring, offering consideration on techniques for observation, intervention and differentiation, as well as preventing and dealing with significant difficulties.

This book is relevant to all primary school teachers, NQTs and primary school leaders

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