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Watton Junior School

Social, Emotional and Mental Health SRB

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Specialist Resource Base (SEMH SRB).apollosemhbase

The Apollo Base.


The Apollo SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) SRB is an integrated part of Watton Junior School and Watton and Westfield Infant School.

At the moment, the Apollo Base currently provides 8 spaces for children in KS2 who exhibit difficulties in managing their SEMH needs and may struggle with understanding their emotions. A further KS1 class will open at a later date during 2024-25. Our SRB works with mainstream schools within a 45-minute taxi journey from the Apollo Base at Watton Junior School.

The aim of the SRB is to offer short term support and intervention for the child so that they can successfully be able to transition back to their home school. Our focus is to work in partnership with the home school, pupils and their parents through support and intervention.

The SRB is currently staffed by a Lead Teacher, a HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) and two class Teaching Assistants. The SRB class is Aldrin, and their learning takes place in a brand-new purpose-built building on the site of Watton Junior School.

Referrals are made from the home school and decisions are made by a Panel of Professionals. This only happens once information has been shared and observations have taken place. Placements are mainly for three terms but in exceptional circumstances can be extended to a maximum of four terms. Children attend the Base: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday children return to their home school where they will stay on roll.

The aim is successful reintegration at the end of the placement. Links are built between the SRB, parents and home school through daily reports and regular review meetings. A key adult from the home school regularly joins the staff and child at the SRB to share best practice.

Academic learning is personalised at an appropriate level for the individual child therefore enabling each child to flourish. However, the days are structured predominantly around therapeutic approaches so that children can develop a toolkit of emotional regulation strategies.

A Family Support Assistant works alongside the Lead Teacher to provide further communication to support families and advice for the home. The SEMH SRB also has access to other experienced professionals who can aid further assessments and provide educational reports to support the child’s on-going needs.

SRB Admissions

The admissions process for the Specialist Resource Base (SRB’s) sits with Norfolk County Council. If you do have any questions, or require help, please contact Sophie Santy (Lead Teacher) at

Once the online form has been completed, a member of the Panel will be in touch to discuss and clarify the information and if applicable organise observations. All information gathered will then be considered by a half termly Panel. Letters are then sent out via County once a decision around placements are made. It can take up to 2 weeks to receive the decision made by Panel.

Click here for the link to the SRB admissions online referral form on the Norfolk Schools website.

Make an SRB referral - Norfolk Schools and Learning Providers - Norfolk County Council

SEMH Curriculum

2024 – 2025

Half Term Plan Autumn 1st Overview

Team Aldrin Overview (Autumn 1)

Important Dates

For the most up to dates, please visit below:

Make an SRB referral - Norfolk Schools and Learning Providers - Norfolk County Council


The information you require can be found on the right-hand side of the website. This will give you application deadlines and Panel dates. This information was correct up to the time of publishing.

Sessional SRBs deadlines & Panel dates

Submission Deadline Date Admissions Panel Date for all Sessional SRBs
13.09.2023 04.10.2023
01.11.2023 22.11.2023
03.01.2024 24.01.2024
21.02.2024 13.03.2024
17.04.2024 08.05.2024
05.06.2024 26.06.2024

SRB Staff

Our SEMH staff have a wealth of experience and training in dealing with children who are experiencing difficulties with their SEMH needs.

Sophie Santy Lead Teacher, KS2 Class Teacher & DSL
Tracey Campbell Higher Level Teacher Assistant & DSL
Sarah Lock Teaching Assistant
Sarah Taylor Teaching Assistant


Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mrs Helen Kemp Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Victoria Spencer Safeguarding Lead
Miss Bryony Best Alternative Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Sophie Santy Alternative Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Tracey Campbell Alternative Safeguarding Lead
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