Outside Agencies

At St Joseph's we work closely with highly skilled professionals to support children's mental well being. 
They also train our pupil mental health ambassadors 
For children who have experienced bereavement and loss. 
We are a relational school and work closely with Devon Social, Emotional and Mental Health Team - as part of the Local Offer. 

Useful Links

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.
Online support for young people and parents.
Specialist advice on accommodation, sexual health and counselling.


Esteem Team
We welcomed 70 new faces through our doors for an informative session run by Esteem on supporting sensory needs. We loved linking with our community and listening to strategies to support neuro diverse learners. 

Emily (SENDCo) is excellent at identifying SEMH needs across the school and as we are an Early Help Service we are able to work together to support children at those early stages; SEN Support. As a whole and through Relational Practice Policy the school have excellent Universal Provision for SEMH. Through working with Emily and the wider team it is clear that they are well supported. The school is reflective when identifying needs and they are able to allocate resources accordingly. Emily is always able to build a team of adults around the child so that they are well supported by various outside agencies; for example by arranging joint visits with the SEMH Team and C&I Team.

Gemma Ridge                         SEMH Advisory Teacher                     13.3.23


Emily is keen to work closely with wider community services and tries her best to involve and refer to outside agencies for further support and guidance which is an excellent quality and shows professionalism as well as understanding of the SEN system.

She is a credit to the school and our community.

Jenna Grace   Esteem Team   May 2023