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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

The 2018 national survey from the Office for National Statistics reports both good and bad news on children’s wellbeing • The proportion of children...
Around one in five children and young people in the UK may experience emotional and behavioural problems according to the first findings from a...
A poll by Youth Sport Trust has found that many teachers are cutting on PE lessons and using the time for extra exam tutoring. Almost one in four...
The number of states that have developed policies and guidance to advance social and emotional learning (SEL) has increased steadily in the past...
A new report from the World Economic Forum looks at the employment, skills and workforce strategy for the future.Five years from now, over one-third...

Resource roundup

The exam season is upon us, so we've uploaded some fabulous resources from Tapton School. There's a presentation for parents to help them understand...
A few years ago Julie (one of the SEAL Community’s Directors) made some great short films for the BBC’s emotional literacy series, including this one...
The NSPCC’s School Service are doing some great work to help children understand how to keep themselves safe -like offering free assemblies, lesson...
Google and Parent Zone have collaborated on a new, free-to-order Key Stage 2 teaching resource on internet safety. Containing lesson plans, support...
This App (free for Android devices,99p for iPads) helps children/young people involved in a serious incident to reflect on what led up to the...

New research

Social and emotional learning (SEL) programs, which previously have shown immediate improvements in mental health, social skills, and academic...
This study presents new evidence that SEL saves money – and lives. It reports on a benefit-cost analysis of a school-based social and emotional...
Demos also mapped the behaviour and decision-making of young people online, finding that 26 per cent of the 16-18 year olds surveyed say they have ‘...
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...

Sharing practice

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,...
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,...

Practical tools

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...
This is a standardised assessment (available from GL Assessment at http://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/emotional-literacy-assessment-an... ),...

Top resource

Expandaball This expanding ball is great for teaching mindful breathing. Pass the ball round and tell the children to breathe in while slowly...
We really like this programme to teach young people aged 8 – 16 years to manage their own anxiety and worry. It helps them develop techniques to use...
Find at: http://www.gettingthelowdown.com/ Cost: £100 Getting the Lowdown’ is a teaching resource...
Helping Children with Feelings – nine guidebooks and nine accompanying stories (or buy each separately) By: Margot Sunderland and Nicky Armstrong...