Social and Emotion Aspects of Learning - SEAL
SEAL is “a comprehensive, whole-school approach to promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, regular attendance, staff effectiveness and the emotional health and well-being of all who learn and work in schools”. Department for Education 2010
At Appleby Grammar School, staff appreciate that all children and Adults need support to develop the five SEAL learning outcomes:
Self-Awareness: Social Skills: Empathy: Motivation; Managing Feelings:
At Appleby Grammar School, many students benefit from participating in the SEAL programme, which is delivered in a “Circle Time” lesson. This lesson focuses on developing the qualities and skills that help promote effective learning, self-esteem and positive behaviour. Students are taught within small groups once a week during the timetabled school day.
The strategies used, help students develop skills such as understanding another’s point of view, working in a group, sticking at things when they get difficult, self-confidence, resolving conflict and managing worries. The programme addresses key learning and social issues for students, in a positive and hopefully fun way, using a variety of teaching methods.
Feedback from students is always very positive.
This is a rolling programme that takes place within Years 7, 8 and 9.