SEAL Newsletter Issue 8 - SEAL in practice

Practical tools

New to SEAL? Check out our new, indispensible resources for schools that are new to SEAL, or those who are supporting schools new to SEAL. Created...
Highfield Primary Try this lovely work based on the book 'Have you filled your bucket today?, which tells us that we all carry an invisible bucket...
Julie Casey, co-founder of The SEAL Community, has written some fantastic teaching tips for SEAL. Written for the SEAL programme in China, we thought...

SEAL Newsletter Issue 8 - SEAL in practice

Children with well-developed social and emotional skills have a better chance of being happy and healthy adults than those who are just bright, a new study has revealed. They are also likely to do better in the labour market and other areas of life. . A report by the UCL Institute of Education , commissioned by the Early Intervention Foundation, the Cabinet Office and the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, found that compared with cognitive skills when a child is aged 10, social and emotional skills:
‘Soft skills’ need to be taken much more seriously as factors for business success, according to a new campaign report commissioned business leaders...
Announcing the winners, the Secretary of State for Education said that “Teaching character not only benefits children at school - it also plays a...
No less than five sets of guidance on how schools can promote wellbeing and deliver PSHE have recently come out.  
In his last budget, George Osborne’s announced that £1bn will be spent on improving access to treatment for 110,000 extra children and young people from 2015/16. A further £118m has also been earmarked for completing the expansion of the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme across the rest of England by 2018/19. This will ensure every local area has mental health workers trained in talking therapy techniques.

Sharing practice

When Sian Smith came to Mason Moor primary as its new headteacher in February 2007, there had already been 146 exclusions since the start of the school year. It took her till eleven o’clock on her first day just to get a group of children down from the school roof.

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...