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

We’ve uploaded new primary resources for work on Going for Goals, with the highlight some lessons based on the award-winning SOAR, a lovely short...
'Be the nice kid' is a heartwarming film about the importance of kindness, made by children in an Aberdeenshire school. Children at Dunnottar School...
The London Grid for Learning has produced free classroom resources to help school communities build resilience and understand mental health better....
In November the DfE updated this guidance for school staff, which applies to all schools in England. It gives advice on:• how to create a whole...
We await the English government’s response to its consultation on new guidance for teaching a statutory Relationships and Sex Education curriculum....