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.
The whole school work during each term on a common theme.
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
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
fundamental 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
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 theme for this half-term’s work on developing pupils’
social, emotional and behavioural skills will be Going for
goals! We will be exploring how children can motivate
themselves in their learning and across the school. As part
of the theme they will be asked to set their own goals, think
about how they learn best and consider how they might
make wise choices.