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Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning and its links to National Healthy School Status Thurrock SEAL Conference Tuesday 8th July 2008 Culver Centre.

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2 Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning and its links to National Healthy School Status Thurrock SEAL Conference Tuesday 8th July 2008 Culver Centre Beverley Hoyte & Wendi Lee Healthy Schools Programme Managers South West Essex PCT Tel:

3 National Healthy School Status Aim: Improve the health and well-being of pupils and staff and wider school community Themes: PSHE Emotional Health and Well-being Healthy Eating Physical Activity 27Thurrock Schools with HS Status

4 Healthy Schools Support Materials (National HS Support Programme Folder) My Food Guidance for Schools on Healthy Eating Outcomes Guidance for Schools on Developing EHWB

5 Guidance for Schools on Developing Emotional Health and Wellbeing – Peter Sharp Advice to staff in schools and those working with schools on how to promote Emotional Health and Well-being so as to achieve HS Status. Sections include: - Principles for developing EHWB in schools - EHWB criteria - Links to other themes of HS Programme - Developing EHWB of Children & Young People - Involving parents and carers - Developing staff EHWB - Links to SEF, CAMHS, ECM

6 Criteria for EHWB pg 16 Criteria reference number & definition Minimum Evidence Pointers to good practice Schools need to consider Case study How SEAL can help

7 SEAL SEAL & EHWB are closely linked SEAL is part of a wider delivery mechanism for EHWB and should be used within the whole school approach of the Healthy Schools Programme

8 SEAL links to Healthy School Status Whole School Approach SEAL uses the whole school approach. If you are involved in the HS programme you will be familiar with the 10 areas of the whole school approach: 1.Policy Development 2.Assessing, recording, and reporting pupils’ achievement 3.Partnerships with parent/carers and local communities 4.Giving pupils a voice 5.Curriculum planning & work with outside agencies 6.School Culture and Environment 7.Staff professional development needs, health and welfare 8.Leadership management and managing change 9.Teaching and learning 10.Provision of pupil support services

9 Example of EHWB Criteria pg 44:- Healthy Schools Criteria:- 4.8 Participation of children and young people Provide opportunities for children and young people to participate in school activities and responsibilities to build their confidence and self esteem. Minimum Evidence ………. Pointers to Good Practice…………….. Schools need to consider (8 points) eg:- Do our policies, systems and procedures within the school promote the self-esteem of all children and young people in the school? Do we involve our children and young people in deciding on and providing support at all points of transition?

10 How SEAL can help? “Developing self-esteem and self-confidence are essential elements of SEAL through encouraging participation and taking responsibility. All the social and emotional skills of SEAL underpin effective participation but particularly those within self-awareness and social skills” “ Children and young people are encouraged to participate fully in shaping their own learning and the learning environment” EHWB Guidance pg 45

11 Good Practice/EHWB Initiatives Within Schools Peer mediation Assertiveness skills Conflict Resolution Massage in Schools Emotional Literacy workshops Raising Self-esteem in girls programme Cross curricular initiatives The initiatives below provide examples of work within schools which develop the use of SEAL skills:

12 EHWB & Health Improvement 1.Health Improvement Specialists – Emotional Health and Wellbeing – South West Essex PCT Co-ordinate and implement a range of emotional health and well-being programmes in partnership with LA & other agencies within Local Authority and inform the commissioning process particularly focussing on Tier 1 – prevention agenda.

13 Massage in Schools Programme PHASE 1 – 2005 Primary schools Shaw Primary Purfleet Primary Kenningtons Primary Warren Primary Lansdowne primary Deneholm primary Benyon Primary Infant school Thameside Infant Special school Beacon Hill PHASE 2 – 2007  Primary school  Corringham Primary x 3  Tilbury Manor Junior x2  Tudor Court Primary  East Tilbury Infant  Stifford Clays Infant  Thameside Junior  Woodside Primary Margaret Gambardella


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