Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) is a whole-school approach to promoting social and emotional skills. This aims to involve all members of the school and all aspects of school life.
Social, emotional and behavioural skills underlie almost every aspect of school, home and community life, including effective learning and getting on with other people. They are important to school improvement. Where pupils have good skills in these areas, and are educated within an environment supportive to emotional health and well-being, they will be motivated and equipped to:
• be effective and successful learners
• make and sustain friendships
• deal with and resolve conflict effectively and fairly
• solve problems with others or by themselves
• manage strong feelings such as frustration, anger and anxiety
• be able to promote calm and optimistic states that promote the achievement of goals
• recover from setbacks and persist in the face of difficulties
• work and play cooperatively
• compete fairly, and win and lose with dignity and respect for competitors
• recognise and stand up for their rights and the rights of others
• understand and value the differences and commonalities between people, respecting the right of others to have beliefs and values different from their own.
The school follows 7 themes over 2 years. These are:
• Theme 1 – New beginnings
• Theme 2 – Getting on and falling out
• Theme 3 – Say no to bullying
• Theme 4 – Going for goals!
• Theme 5 – Good to be me
• Theme 6 – Relationships
• Theme 7 – Changes