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  1. SEAL social and emotional aspects of learning Margaret Roper Meeting with parents Thursday 16th October 2008

  2. Whole School The resource is intended for the whole school community Delivered mainly by class teachers But all adults who have contact with children need to be aware of vocabulary and key ideas

  3. Strong links at Margaret Roper

  4. The impact of parental involvement • When similar schools are compared, those with strong home-school links have consistently fewer problems related to pupils’ work or behaviour • Most parents believe that the responsibility for their child’s education is shared between the parents and the school • Most parents want to be involved in their child’s education. In a study in England 72% of parents said that they wanted more involvement The impact of parental involvement on children’s education, DfES 0339/2003

  5. It may be helpful to consider five broad social and emotional aspects of learning: • self-awareness • managing feelings • motivation • empathy • social skills

  6. Where children have good skills in these areas, and are educated within an environment supportive to emotionalhealth and well-being, they will be motivated to, and equipped 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;

  7. be able to promote calm and optimistic states that promote the achievement of goals; • recover from setbacks and persist in the face of difficulties; • work and play cooperatively; • compete fairly and win and lose with dignity and respect for competitors; • recognise and stand up for their rights and the rights of others; • understand and value the differences and commonalities between people, respecting the right of others to have beliefs and values different from their own.

  8. Circle Time Circle time sessions provide a potential vehicle for classroom delivery of the SEAL curriculum. Important to follow guidelines and set ground rules

  9. Golden Rules • Be Honest • Be kind and gentle • Be helpful • Look after property. • Listen to people • Work hard

  10. How will it work? • At the beginning of each new topic (usually each half-term) you will receive a topic letter. • Children will bring home one or two activities for you to share together • This is not a homework to be marked but will be acknowledged and form part of the learning process