EMOTIONALLY ABLE - A framework for supporting the emotional well-being of children and young people with learning difficulties in special schools

The framework has been developed by experienced teachers and educational psychologists

Introductory Workshop

This framework offers a structured cyclical approach for developing an emotionally supportive classroom and for individual planning to support the emotional well-being and mental health needs of children and young people.

This whole school approach is based on Leuven’s Well Being and Engagement Scale (2005) but extended and adapted for use in Special Schools. The process undertaken by a class team retains an ‘experiential’ approach whereby it is the staff team’s experience of the children that informs the strategies for change. 

The framework has been developed by experienced teachers and educational psychologists to broaden and deepen the understanding of the emotional well-being of children with severe and complex learning difficulties.

The workshop will provide an introduction to the material and the opportunity to work on developing the emotional wellbeing of a whole classroom.  It will also outline how the framework can be introduced into a whole school and the workshops and support available for this development.

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