SEAL Newsletter Issue 9: What's new

Practical tools

This is a story from a parent in the US, about her son’s amazing teacher.Every Friday afternoon Chase’s teacher asks her students to take out a piece...

Quick tips

  This is a story from a parent in the US, about her son’s amazing teacher. Every Friday afternoon Chase’s teacher asks her students to take out...

SEAL Newsletter Issue 9: What's new

Children's emotional wellbeing, resilience and mental health wiill be a priority for the DfE, said Education Secretary Nicky Morgan in her first interview since the election.'I want children to do well academically, and attainment is supported if they have good mental health, character and resilience', she said. 'They are two sides of the same coin. There is no point in having a generation of academically able pupils who are very unhappy.'
In July the DfE published its response to the parliamentary Select Committee's report '‘Life Lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools’. The report had...
There was a rise in the number of primary children receiving fixed term exclusions in England in the last academic year. Fixed-term exclusions rose...
In the early 1990s, about 50 kindergarten teachers were asked to rate the social and communication skills of 753 children in their classrooms. It was part of the Fast Track Project, an intervention and study administered in Durham, N.C., Nashville, Seattle and central Pennsylvania. The goals were to understand how children develop healthy social skills, and help them do so.
Two-thirds of the 1,180 head teachers polled for management support service, The Key, named mental health as their top concern. Domestic violence and cyberbullying were the next biggest concerns, named by 58% and 55% of heads respectively. Research for The Key also found that an increasing number of schools were employing their own counsellors, or drawing on voluntary services, to improve their pupils' well-being.

Sharing practice

  Harehills is a three-form entry primary school serving a disadvantaged area of Leeds. The school has been using SEAL for seven years now, and the principles are thoroughly embedded into school policies and practice.

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....