Presentation on theme: "Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning SEAL as a Resource"— Presentation transcript:
1 Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning SEAL as a Resource BackgroundVarious terms used nationally:Personal and social developmentEmotional literacyEmotional intelligenceSocial and emotional competenceSocial, emotional and behavioural skills (SEBS)SEBS is what SEAL was originally called, but by calling it Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning, the emphasis moves away from it being solely a tool for behaviour.SEAL grew out of the B&A pilots in LA (not ours) and in its first stages was secondary based but primary SEAL has moved faster and further.Secondary SEAL is coming on line this year (5 schools – Earls High, Redhill, Wordsley, Ellowes Hall, High Arcal).Universal approach – B&A and PHSE.
2 Social and emotional aspects of learning ReasoningEvaluationCreativityEnquiryProblem solvingInformation processingCommunicationThe skills we want children to possess when they leave school, and which SEAL seeks to develop are usually considered to fall into these 5 broad social and emotional aspects of learning.These 5 fall into 2 categories:Personal – Self awarenessInterpersonal – Social skillsThey form a subset of 12 key learning-to-learn skills, that also include thinking or cognitive skills. CLICKThe materials in the Primary National Strategy’s Excellence and Enjoyment: learning and teaching in the primary years are based on these 12 key aspects of learning, so you can see how SEAL helps to support the process and some will notice them from the front page of NC document.
3 What does the resource offer? An explicit, structured whole-curriculum framework for developing the social, emotional and behavioural skills of all pupils, not just those whose behaviour or poor social skills cause problemsPupils develop a ‘feelings vocabulary’ which is vital for the acquisition of social skills.Skills developed through SEAL impact on:Academic achievementSelf EsteemPersonal responsibilityTolerance of differenceWorkplace effectivenessClassroom and school behaviourInclusionMental healthThese underlie almost every aspect of school, home and community life, including effective learning and getting on with others.Guidance BookIntro for staffThis PowerPoint and all PowerPoints will be on website
4 The spiral curriculumThe spiral curriculum is an important feature of the materials.The same area of learning is revisited and built on each year at an increasingly complex level.It allows all pupils in the school to be working on a shared focus that can be practised and reinforced throughout the school day.
5 Curriculum links Core and foundation subjects PSHE and Citizenship How does SEAL relate to what we are doing already?It is intended to supplement rather than replace the effective work already being done in schools.From the diagram, you can see it covers some areas of the core and foundation subjects and a large part of of the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum.It does not include some aspects of PSHE, such as sex education, which will need to be taught through the existing PSHE curriculum.Core and foundation subjectsPSHE and CitizenshipSEALSlide 1.15
6 Individual intervention The ‘Waves’ modelQuality first teaching of social, emotional and behavioural skills to all childrenEffective whole-school or setting policies and frameworks for promoting emotional health and well-beingSmall-group intervention for children who need additional help in developing skills, and for their familiesIndividual interventionYou will already be familiar with the Waves model.All work on social, emotional and behavioural skills represents a continuum (spiral revisiting).It offers something of benefit to all children, but some will need increased differentiation in the form of small group or one-to-one support, and SEAL provides supplementary resources to enable this.The main focus of SEAL is on universal entitlement to school-based work on the social and emotional aspects of learning, which is clearly positioned in Wave 1.The better the work we do with all children, the fewer there will be who need the additional help at Waves 2 and 3.
7 SEAL Wave 1 Wave 2 Guidance Book – very useful resource Seven sets of activities, each set around a ‘Theme’- Theme overview- A scripted assembly + 6 variations- Colour-coded booklets within each theme giving ideas and activities for each age rangeRed Set (Foundation Stage)Blue 5 Set (Y1 and Y2)Yellow Set (Y3 and Y4)Green Set (Y5 and Y6)Silver Set Small group activities- Purple Set Staff activity booklet- Gold Set Family activitiesWave 1Wave 2So, what does the resource include?A big, heavy box!Go through items on slide.As well as all this, there are also excellent resources in the form of photographs and posters, as well as a variety of resources on CD ROM and on the web site.
8 These are just some of the excellent photos in the resource, covering a whole range of emotions and situations, and all are also included as JPEG’s on the CD ROM, so they can be easily used in a variety of ways, such as PowerPoint presentations designed by the children.
9 The excellent set of posters, covering a variety of themes, are also available on the CD ROM.
11 As well as the photos and posters, there are also other useful resources, such as this chart of words for core feelings, intended to help develop the children’s feelings vocabulary.Other resources such as feelings fans and emotional barometers support this.Show a feelings fan
12 The themesA theme overview includes links to other areas of the curriculum.In each theme there are suggested stories and activities for a whole-school assembly, with follow-up suggestions for future assemblies.The assemblies are broadly secular and do not include any elements of worship, so other arrangements need to be made to meet the requirements of collective worship.
13 When should it be run. And how does it fit together When should it be run? And how does it fit together? Themes and structureTheme numberTime of yearTheme title (Assembly and associated curriculum work)Key SEBS domain addressed1. Autumn Term:first half term2. Autumn Term:second half term3. Spring term:January4. Spring term :February/MarchNew beginningsGetting on and falling outGoing for goals!Good to be meEmpathySelf-awarenessSelf-motivationSocial skillsManaging feelingsThere are 7 themes, with suggested times of the year for them to be covered.Although theses are only suggested times, they seem logical and based on events in the school year.
14 When should it be run. And how does it fit together When should it be run? And how does it fit together? Themes and structureTheme numberTime of yearTheme title (Assembly and associated curriculum work)Key SEBS domain addressed5. Spring term or early summer term (March/April)6. Summer term: second half term7. At any time but a good time would be anti-bullying week in NovemberRelationshipsChangesBullyingSelf-awarenessManaging feelingsEmpathySelf motivationSocial skillsShow how the Bullying them slots in nicely, not just with anti-bullying week, but also with ‘Getting on and Falling Out’.
15 Using SEALOne or more staff meetings before each theme, using the Purple Set activities in a flexible way, to ensure consistency, knowledge, understanding and confidenceA 30 minute assembly to launch each themeDedicated sessions over the half term using the SEAL materials in a flexible way to develop social, emotional and behavioural skills for each theme – about 4 hours in totalUse of ideas for following up the theme in a number of curriculum areas, and possible use of the exemplar lessonsA follow-up assembly to share work undertaken and successes in achieving learning outcomesShow the purple bookletStaff means everyone – teachers, teaching assistants, learning support, admin, head.Show and briefly cover an exemplar lesson plan from one of the books.Explain how pictures from the stories can be used to add interest to the assemblies.Consistency – only happier if everyone is involved.Link back to Waves, i.e. starting at the top.All aspects of this work have been offered by Leading Practice schools – for visitors to attend throughout the year.
16 A whole school approach For maximum effectiveness, it is essential that the whole school community engages with the materials.All classes should be thinking about the same ideas and using a shared language over the same period of time.SEAL needs to be embedded within a whole school approach and environment that supports emotional health and well-being.We cannot emphasise this enough! Everyone means everyone!
17 Useful web sites www.edu.dudley.gov.uk/primary Then click on SEAL This can also be accessed through the Dudley website.
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