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Students have SEMH as their Primary SEND as a result of deep-seated and long-term emotional and social difficulties, as documented in their EHC Plan. They may also have identified/diagnosed health needs such as ADHD, ADD, ASD, ODD, PTSD, OCD, FASD, attachment difficulties, personality disorders or other medical conditions, but respond well to learning strategies and provision suitable for SEMH students. Some students may have ASD as their primary need, with associated behavioural needs and they also respond well to the learning environments offered by KsENT SEMH schools.
Schools for pupils with SEMH needs are committed to reversing the patterns of failure associated with school and learning.
Some students are not ready to learn in a SEMH needs provision and display extreme behaviours such as unpredictable, high levels of violence and aggression. Alternatively, they may be so traumatised that they are completely withdrawn and barely communicate. These pupils may need an alternative provision with very small classes and therapeutic input alongside a personalised curriculum.
Average ability (within two years of age-expected scores) or above average ability; KS2 scaled score of 90+; projected to attain GCSE scores of 4 – 9.
Primary phase: Bower Grove (Maidstone), Elms (Dover), Orchard (Canterbury), Rowhill (Dartford), St Anthony’s (Margate).
Secondary phase: Goldwyn (Ashford) and Portal House (St Margaret’s at Cliffe).
Below average ability (SEMH with Learning Needs): attainment more than two years below age-expected scores, moderate delay with General Conceptual Ability (GCA) or Full Scale IQ score within centiles 1 – 5, projected to attain Entry Level exams, Functional Skills level 1 or equivalent or GCSE grades 1 – 3.
Primary and Secondary phase: Bower Grove, Elms, Orchard, Rowhill, St Anthony’s.
|Name of school||St Anthony’s|
|Address||Tenterden Way, CT9 3RA|
|Tel||01843 292 015|
|School Type||Foundation Special School|
|Designation||SEMH with Learning Needs (Primary and Secondary) and SEMH (Primary)|
|Class structure||Mixed age range in central classes|
|District Served||Thanet, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Herne|
|Age range||5 - 16|