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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.

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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

A  new call for evidence, ending on 12 February, asks for views on how the content of Relationships education (primary) , Relationships and Sex...
The Pisa international education rankings are going to test a very different type of skill next year. The tests, which compare teenagers' ability in...
A new evidence review by Pro Bono Economics highlights ‘very strong evidence’ that high quality PSHE learning ‘has a positive impact on academic...
Education secretary Justine Greening has scrapped the flagship nationwide scheme set up by her predecessor to promote character education in schools...
An investigation by the Times Educational Supplement has found that schools in England experienced significant spikes in “hate crimes” and “hate...

Resource roundup

This is a beautifully animated short film about empathy, and how it is different from sympathy, for adults and older secondary students https://www....
Rise Above for Schools from Public Health England provides free PSHE resources that support secondary school teachers when promoting positive health...
Tools for measuring children’s wellbeing and resilience have been made available as a result of funding from the Big Lottery’s Headstart programme....
For the SEAL Community website we have uploaded ideas on how families can use One Page Profiles to help teachers get to know their new class, plus...
The Anti-Bullying Alliance has launched All Together, a free programme to reduce bullying in schools. Schools who sign up will be able to access: •...

New research

A study by the think-tank Demos has found a strong relationship between social and emotional skills and online behaviour. Young people who admit to...
Fewer than one in six schools have formal plans in place to build character in pupils, despite nearly £10 million being spent by the government to...
These two reports present findings from the Department for Education’s study of current mental health provision in schools and colleges. One is a...
Does bullying cause mental health problems? Or do perpetrators of bullying select as their victims those with pre-existing vulnerabilities to mental...
A study by Public Health England has found that the KiVa programme, which originated in Finland to support young people and counter the impacts of...

Sharing practice

At Urban prep Charter Academy in Chicago, the curriculum includes a daily social-emotional class, Pride. Each student is part of a small cohort that...
Every Monday morning at Haytor View Community Primary School in Devon starts with an assembly on one of the SEAL themes. Children then go to their...
Robert W. Coleman Elementary School has been doing something different when students misbehave. Instead of punishing disruptive students, the...
Clare Erasmus is head of mental health and wellbeing at the Magna Carta School in Surrey. Here she describes how the school put in place a whole-...
Through a complex web of schoolwide strategies and practices focused on social-emotional learning, Symonds Elementary provides students with a safe,...

Practical tools

After teaching children relaxation techniques, give each a small ‘go-to’ box in which they keep objects to help them if they feel angry, upset or...
We liked this way of supporting pupils who find it really hard to communicate what they are feeling and manage strong emotions. Staff at a special...
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,...

Top resource

We all want children to enjoy playtimes, benefiting from the physical and mental exercise and social interaction that effectively-run outdoor spaces...
This new resource is invaluable in my reception class – there are stories for every occasion which really engage the children and they love the...