Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)

is a whole-school approach to promoting social and emotional skills. This aims to involve all members of the school and all aspects of school life.

The whole school work during each term on a common theme.
Autumn 1: New beginnings
Autumn 2: Getting on and falling out
Autumn 2: Say no to bullying
Spring 1: Going for goals
Spring 2: Good to be me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changes


Social, emotional and behavioural skills underlie almost every aspect of school, home and

community life, including effective learning and getting on with other people. They are

fundamental to school improvement.

Where pupils have good skills in these areas, and are educated within an environment

supportive to emotional health and well-being, they will be motivated and

equipped to:

be effective and successful learners
make and sustain friendships
deal with and resolve conflict effectively and fairly
solve problems with others or by themselves
manage strong feelings such as frustration, anger and anxiety
be able to promote calm and optimistic states that promote the achievement of goals
recover from setbacks and persist in the face of difficulties
work and play cooperatively
compete fairly, and win and lose with dignity and respect for competitors
recognise and stand up for their rights and the rights of others
understand and value the differences and commonalities between people, respecting the right of others to have beliefs and values different from their own.