At Manor Park we pride ourselves on developing the whole child. This means nurturing the children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness within a creative curriculum. We want the children to be aware of the world we live in and to be able to function within it. Teaching and developing social and emotional skills plays a big part in this.
SEAL is a programme designed to develop the social and emotional skills of all pupils.
SEAL stands for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning.
The SEAL skills are separated into five groups;
Self-awareness e.g. recognising feelings, thinking about thoughts, feelings and actions.
Managing feelings e.g. finding ways to manage feelings, how to respond to others.
Empathy e.g. recognising how others feel, respecting other people's opinions and appreciating differences.
Motivation e.g. understanding goals, keeping going when things get hard.
Social skills e.g. being a good listener, problem solving, how to say "sorry".
SEAL is taught through six themes which change each half term, with an additional theme based on bullying.
The themes are:
Getting on and falling out
Say no to bullying
Going for goals
Good to be me