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Welcome to the SEAL Community!

Set up and supported by leading experts in the field,  the SEAL Community is a not-for-profit organisation offering education professionals with an interest in SEAL the opportunity to join a network of like-minded individuals, schools and organisations. We aim to promote and develop SEAL through sharing news, practice, resources and expertise.

By registering with us (which is free, quick and easy), you can immediately find and download all of the national SEAL curriculum materials, teacher guidance and professional development materials, national reports and evaluations.

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By joining the SEAL Community you will be able to share practice with other professionals who are interested in children and young people's social and emotional development. You will be able to:

  • Access a regular newsletter for practitioners (a round up of news, case-studies, tips, resource reviews )
  • Find contacts and network with others in similar contexts (special schools, early years, SEAL in PRUs, SEAL in Wales, Local Authorities etc.)
  • Ask questions and join on-line forums in areas of interest to you
  • Share and download lesson plans, assemblies, useful tools and resources
  • Attend national conferences and professional development at reduced rates

Maintaining the Community's website and supporting practice-sharing does carry some costs, unfortunately, so there will be a small annual fee for members (currently £30 for individuals, £75 for schools/settings and £100 for local authorities). The more who join, the smaller we can keep the fee, so please tell your friends about the Community. Join online here

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News update

Letter published in TES 13/1/17 Dear TES
Measuring pupils’ self-esteem, empathy and resilience can be fraught with difficulty – but now there are calls for these “soft skills” to feed into...
Every secondary school in England will get free mental health training and improved support from local health services, the prime minister has...
Almost half of all young people experience so many emotional problems at school that they are unable to focus on their studies, a new poll has found...
n 2015, the government pledged an extra £1.4 billion over five years to “transform” Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Research...

Resource roundup

For the SEAL Community website we have uploaded lots of new resources for the primary Going for Goals theme and the secondary Keep on Learning theme...
Inspiring Purpose is a free personal development teaching resource designed specifically for 10 to 16 year olds. Using poster templates, pupils are...
The DEAL (Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening) resources by the Samaritans offer teachers a comprehensive package of engaging teaching...
This mhttp://sealcommunity.org/member-resource/evaluating-and-monitoring-wellbeingental health indicators toolkit is for schools and was commissioned...
By Marneta Viegas £6.99 on Amazon UK Using well-known and loved fairy tales, this publication is a gentle and fun way of introducing children to the...

New research

Malti, T et al (2016) “Who is worthy of my generosity?” Recipient characteristics and the development of children’s sharing International Journal of...
Sharpe, H., Ford, T., Lereya, S. T., Owen, C., Viner, R. M. and Wolpert, M. (2016), Survey of schools’ work with child and adolescent mental health...
Harvey S. et al (2016) Warming the Emotional Climate of the Classroom: Can Teachers’ Social-Emotional Skills Change? International Journal of Emotion...
Dibben, C, Playford, C., Mitchell, R. (2016) Be(ing) prepared: Guide and Scout participation, childhood social position and mental health at age 50—...
Mihic J et al (2016) Promoting Social and Emotional Competencies among Young Children in Croatia with Preschool PATHS. Int Journal Emotional Ed...

Sharing practice

Clare Erasmus is head of mental health and wellbeing at the Magna Carta School in Surrey. Here she describes how the school put in place a whole-...
Through a complex web of schoolwide strategies and practices focused on social-emotional learning, Symonds Elementary provides students with a safe,...
Secondary schools might like to look at this five-minute film titled Can You Teach Character?The film, made by award-winning producers The Moment,...
In the US there is a network of schools (the EL Education network) which all use two parallel strategies to maximise students’ achievement. The first...
We liked this idea from Denmark , where a programme that starts on the first day of school at six years old up and continues until graduation at age...

Practical tools

After teaching children relaxation techniques, give each a small ‘go-to’ box in which they keep objects to help them if they feel angry, upset or...
We liked this way of supporting pupils who find it really hard to communicate what they are feeling and manage strong emotions. Staff at a special...
If you are working with children on setting and reaching goals, you need to know about ‘mental contrasting’. Here’s how to do it. Get children to :...
Schools in England are required to actively promote fundamental British values to their pupils, both in lessons and in extracurricular activities....
Have you heard of tootoot? It's a safeguarding app which allows students to safely report any worries and incidents of bullying, cyber bullying,...

Top resource

Find at: http://www.gettingthelowdown.com/ Cost: £100 Getting the Lowdown’ is a teaching resource...
Helping Children with Feelings – nine guidebooks and nine accompanying stories (or buy each separately) By: Margot Sunderland and Nicky Armstrong...
We all want children to enjoy playtimes, benefiting from the physical and mental exercise and social interaction that effectively-run outdoor spaces...
This new resource is invaluable in my reception class – there are stories for every occasion which really engage the children and they love the...