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...

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  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

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...