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You should expect to receive a response to your query within 24 hours and full resolution (where possible) within 5 working days.

You should expect to receive a response to your query within 24 hours and full resolution (where possible) within 5 working days.

Specialist Resource Base (SRB)

Specialist Resource Base (SRB)


Manor Field SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) Base is an integrated part of Manor Field Infant and Nursery School. 

The base offers assessment places for children from Year R to Year 2 who are experiencing difficulties managing their behaviour or emotional responses in their home school.  Children have difficulties for a range of reasons. The role of the Base is to assess children and offer support and advice to families and home schools to help overcome these difficulties.

The SEMH Specialist Resource Base (SRB) is an alternative provision within Manor Field Infant and Nursery School in a bright, modern building established solely for the purpose.  It caters for up to eight children aged between 5 and 7 years. Children who attend the SRB may have difficulties for a range of reasons. The role of the SRB is to assess children and offer support to families and home schools to help overcome these difficulties.

Referrals are made from the home school, and decisions made by a Panel once information has been shared and observations have taken place. Placements can be up to four terms, with children attending four days a week. Children stay on roll at their home school with the aim of 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 individual children. However, the days are structured predominantly around therapeutic approaches and exploration of responses, providing opportunities to develop a toolkit of emotional regulation strategies. Attention Autism (box time), Thrive and ELSA are therapeutic sessions built into the weekly timetable. Sensory and movement breaks are also part of the daily routine. A Family Support Assistant works alongside the Lead Teacher to provide further communication to support families and advice for home. The SRB also has access to the services of other experienced professionals who can aid further assessment and provide educational reports to support a child’s on going needs.


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SRB Admissions

Click here for link to SRB Admissions online referral form on Norfolk Schools website

The admissions process for the Specialist Resource Base (SRBs) sits with Norfolk County Council. However, before completing the online referral form the home school must contact the SRB Lead Teacher. The Lead Teacher will have a discussion to gain a picture of challenges surrounding the child and then organise an observation. All information gathered will be considered by a half termly Panel. Letters are then sent out via County once decisions around placements are made.

SRB Parent Information

Please select the link below to view our latest Information Leaflet for Parents

SEMH SRB Leaflet

SEMH Base Parent leaflet


SRB Staff

Our SRB staff have a wealth of experience in dealing with children who are experiencing difficulties with their behaviour.

Claire Ashman – Teacher
Kirsty Snowden – Cover Supervisor
Carolyn Lawley – Teaching Assistant
Jodie Allison – Teaching Assistant
Lorraine Cason - Teaching Assistant


Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mrs Heather Haines – Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Laura Turk – Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Jenny Kirk – Alternative Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Rebecca Anderson – Alternative Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Emma Watkins – Alternative Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Claire Ashman – Alternative Safeguarding Lead


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