SEAL means Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning.
It is a very important part of the curriculum and is entwined with everything we do aprticularly as a Christian school. It is taught across the school and the same 6 themes are taught, progressing every year but being repeated through new activities.
The SEAL curriculum is a spiral curriculum that revisits each theme and associated skills. It aims to teach a range of personal and interpersonal skills. Some of the skills that are explicitly targeted through SEAL are:
- 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
- Recover from setbacks and persist in the face of difficulties
- Work and play cooperatively
- Understand and value the differences between people, respecting the right of others to have beliefs and values different from their own.
The 6 themes are:
Getting on and Falling out
Going for Goals
It's Good to be me
See article below for a range of family activities to complete if you wish.