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Welcome to the SEAL Community!

Set up and supported by leading experts in the field,  the SEAL Community is a not-for-profit organisation offering education professionals with an interest in SEAL the opportunity to join a network of like-minded individuals, schools and organisations. We aim to promote and develop SEAL through sharing news, practice, resources and expertise.

By registering with us (which is free, quick and easy), you can immediately find and download all of the national SEAL curriculum materials, teacher guidance and professional development materials, national reports and evaluations.

Join us

By joining the SEAL Community you will be able to share practice with other professionals who are interested in children and young people's social and emotional development. You will be able to:

  • Access a regular newsletter for practitioners (a round up of news, case-studies, tips, resource reviews )
  • Find contacts and network with others in similar contexts (special schools, early years, SEAL in PRUs, SEAL in Wales, Local Authorities etc.)
  • Ask questions and join on-line forums in areas of interest to you
  • Share and download lesson plans, assemblies, useful tools and resources
  • Attend national conferences and professional development at reduced rates

Maintaining the Community's website and supporting practice-sharing does carry some costs, unfortunately, so there will be a small annual fee for members (currently £30 for individuals, £75 for schools/settings and £100 for local authorities). The more who join, the smaller we can keep the fee, so please tell your friends about the Community. Join online here

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News update

Three new reports from Public Health England ( https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2017/06/22/learning-more-about-w...) find that rates of...
A new Wellbeing Award for Schools, presented by NCB and Optimus Education, will recognise outstanding work being done to create a whole-school...
The government is to provide £200,000 of funding to train 3,000 teachers in all English secondary schools as "youth mental health first aid champions...
In an interview for CALMzine the Duke of Cambridge said ‘Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to...
In a recent poll by the NAHT headteachers’ union, 31 per cent of secondary leaders reported that there would be a reduction in the services they...

Resource roundup

Research suggests that 53% of boys aged 11 to 18 say that advertising creates a pressure to look good, but with many boys reluctant to share their...
Here’s a great 37-second film for primary schools to use for work on friendship, and diversity. https://www.facebook.com/midlandstoday/videos/...
The Pip is a wireless biofeedback device which detects electrodermal activity. It works together with apps on a smartphone or tablet to help children...
Booth, from XenZone, is a cloud-based service aimed at children and young people. It uses experienced, accredited counsellors. Students sign up,...
This fantastic free app for secondary aged students aims to help increase empathic habits using interactive games designed for smartphones. It...

New research

In this study adolescents who had been exposed to early physical abuse were compared to those who had not experienced maltreatment. In an...
School climate (how far pupils see their school positively and feel it is a safe, supportive place that helps them learn and thrive) has emerged as...
We are all pretty much familiar with one aspect of growth mindset – students’ belief that intelligence and academic abilities are not fixed but can...
Teachers with strong social-emotional skills tend to implement new social-emotional intervention programs more faithfully, according to a study...
The OECD study that reported on the importance of parents talking with their teenagers also found that students with a sense of belonging in school...

Sharing practice

Through a complex web of schoolwide strategies and practices focused on social-emotional learning, Symonds Elementary provides students with a safe,...
Secondary schools might like to look at this five-minute film titled Can You Teach Character?The film, made by award-winning producers The Moment,...
In the US there is a network of schools (the EL Education network) which all use two parallel strategies to maximise students’ achievement. The first...
We liked this idea from Denmark , where a programme that starts on the first day of school at six years old up and continues until graduation at age...
We liked this simple mindfulness idea for the Foundation Stage. Give every child a small stuffed animal toy to be their own ‘belly buddy’, and have...

Practical tools

If you are working with children on setting and reaching goals, you need to know about ‘mental contrasting’. Here’s how to do it. Get children to :...
Schools in England are required to actively promote fundamental British values to their pupils, both in lessons and in extracurricular activities....
Have you heard of tootoot? It's a safeguarding app which allows students to safely report any worries and incidents of bullying, cyber bullying,...
This resource provides two simple, quick and ready to use tools to assess and profile individual pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills in the...
These really useful short scales from Julie Casey profile a child’s skills in the five SEAL aspects of learning. In the form of an Excel spreadsheet...

Top resource

This new resource is invaluable in my reception class – there are stories for every occasion which really engage the children and they love the...