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Social Emotional and Mental Health

Using Therapeutic Play Approaches to Support SEMH Children
Wednesday 13th February 2019, Full Day 09:00 - 15:30

Who is it for:

SENCos, Teachers, Mentors, Teaching Assistants

Dates 13 February 2019

Alternatively this course can be delivered in your school/setting. Please discuss

this with your SEMH link teacher or email Sophie.Maltby@leicester.gov.uk.


Duration: Full Day, 09:00 - 15:30.


Fee: £120 per delegate from LCC maintained schools.

£150 per delegate from non-maintained schools.


Areas Covered:

The course will incorporate a mixture of theory and practical strategies:



  •       The stages of developmental play including:
  •       How this can support progress and learning for children with social and emotional difficulties
  •       How this can be affected by adverse childhood experiences
  •       The endless benefits of play including:
  •       Building of resilience
  •       Self-awareness
  •       Emotional regulation
  •       Building connections with others
  •       Improving social understanding


  • How play can be incorporated into a range of school practices including:
  • Individual and small group play
  • Whole class and whole school level approaches
  • Opportunities to explore resources and learn through play
  • Ideas for a play toolkit


Course Outcomes:

  • Participants will develop knowledge and understanding of theories related to play
  • Participants will develop awareness of how play can help and support children in their learning, social understand and in managing their emotions
  • Participants will explore resources and participate in a range of play activities


Course details:

Reference: SPCLCOUR2015
Date: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Time: Full Day 09:00 - 15:30
Cost: £120 per delegate (Leicester Maintained Schools)
£150 per delegate (All Other Schools - Non-Maintained)
Location: New Parks House
Pindar Road, Leicester, LE39RN
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