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Kentisbeare C of E Primary School Part of the Culm Valley Federation

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

SEAL is a comprehensive approach to promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, regular attendance, staff effectiveness and the emotional health and well-being of all who learn and work in schools. It proposes that the skills will be most effectively developed by pupils and staff through:

  • a whole-school approach to create the climate and conditions that implicitly promote the skills and allow these to be practised and consolidated
  • direct and focused learning opportunities (during tutor time, across the curriculum, in focus groups and outside formal lessons)
  • learning and teaching approaches that support pupils to learn social and emotional skills and consolidate those already learnt
  • continuing professional development for the whole staff of a school.

SEAL: Theme by theme

The curriculum materials consist of seven themes, which are designed to fit within the pattern of the school year and with planning across the curriculum.

The seven themes 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

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