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The SEAL Program in Education

Following the accomplishing of a pilot arrangement beneath taken by 6 Bounded authorities in adjustment to ascertain its capability aural schools, a primary academy programme to advance Amusing and Affecting Aspects of Acquirements (SEAL), was formed out nationally by the again Department for Children, Schools and Families as allotment of a civic autonomous programme advised to advance the amusing and affecting abilities of all pupils.

The aims of the programme are, application a whole-school approach, to complement, consolidate and strengthen acceptable convenance in the academy and reinforce links amid affecting wellbeing and able learning.

A multi-agency access encourages a affiliation amid bounded ascendancy consultants and schools, cartoon calm cadre including:-

educational psychologists

behaviour abutment teams

emotional bloom and wellbeing consultants

staff from Adolescent and Adolescent Mental Bloom Services (CAMHS)

The SEAL programme has recognised abstracts that abutment the SEAL programme which accept been abundantly developed by the Civic Strategies and can be acclimated in array of means to abutment the development of pupils.

The abutment abstracts are accumbent with alternative Civic Chic abstracts and the Civic Chic programmes of study.

The bristles domains of social, affecting and behavioural abilities articular in the SEAL programme are:


managing feelings



social skills. 

As a aftereffect of connected able development (CPD), agents are able to use absolute and focused acquirements opportunities in baby groups and in whole-class situations beyond the curriculum, and alfresco academic acquaint to accredit accouchement to advance acceptable amusing and affecting skills. These abilities are acute in allowance pupils to booty added ascendancy of their lives; acceptance them to accomplish acceptable and abiding friendships, assignment in teams, break problems, accord with conflict, administer able feelings, to be calmer and optimistic, balance from setbacks, attempt fairly, account others’ rights and amount diversity.

The SEAL programme in operation at Berridge

SEALs permeates all aspects of academy activity at Berridge area the accomplishing of social, affecting and behavioural abilities can be apparent at every level, not alone in the amount and foundation capacity of the Civic Curriculum.

In my time at Berridge, the aerial expectations the agents and added agents accept of the accouchement is actual evident. Accouchement are consistently encouraged to:-

manage their own acquirements more

not be abashed to get things wrong

assess themselves and their aeon with confidence

manage affections productively

speaking and alert as allotment of their academic lessons

Although the Berridge Academy does not use any official Civic Strategies abstracts to apparatus their PHSE curriculum, the academy works actual adamantine to animate and breeding the amusing and affecting aspects of its children, with high-profile clubs, schemes, rewards and alike after-effects for unacceptable behaviour, including:-

Mrs J Youl – appointed PHSE co-ordinator.

School Council. One adolescent is democratically adopted per chic to represent their peers. Academy Council meets already per fortnight with the cold of adopting and voting on academy issues put advanced by their by their class. The Head abecedary is adapted on the capital issues.

PHSE during academic lessons/open discussions/role-play; including blowing acquaintance anniversary (saying no to bullying), adverse changes and new beginnings, accepting on and falling out, acceptable to be me, accomplishing goals.

Sex, relationships, drugs acquaintance (D.A.R.E programme) and activity abilities advance accurately for year 6.

Family Mentor; bridging the gap amid home and academy and deepening parent’s assurance with the school. (Adult acquirements additionally offered).

Playground monitors. Pupils charge administer by letter and if accustomed on the arrangement will complete a 6 hour training affair in amphitheater issues awareness.

Eco Team.

Whole-school appearance of academy one of caring and fairness.

Whole-school bright conduct and accolade system, giving a acceptable amount of aegis through consistency.

‘Healthy School’ status. All academy commons accept by advantageous bistro ethos.

Breakfast Club for accouchement with breakfast-time accouterment issues.

After Academy Club and Anniversary Childcare for accouchement with afterwards academy and anniversary accouterment issues.

‘Fine Diners’. Seven accouchement (‘The Magnificent Seven’), are called account for their acceptable behaviour and acceptable amenities by the lunch-time staff, to banquet at the Head Teacher’s table.

‘Spotted’. Accouchement are spotted by the lunch-time agents for their acceptable behaviour in the playground. The chic with the best spotted accouchement is adored a affidavit during ‘Honours Assembly’.

Honours Book. A baby accumulation of accouchement from anniversary chic are called by their abecedary to bless their absolute addition (work ethic/achievement or behaviour) to the school. This addition is recognised by the accomplished academy and acclaimed during Honours Assembly.

Honours Assembly. Taken account by the Head Abecedary to bless absolute behaviour in the school.

Children adored with badges for constant attendance.

Access to added curricular subjects/activities for example, Spanish, choir, Year 4 accustomed befalling to apprentice trumpet, assorted sports activities, appointment club for Year 6, anniversary Residential cruise for Year 5/6.

With accent on the aloft PHSE provisions, Berridge accouchement are acutely blessed and well-behaved. The accouchement are able with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and applied abilities to alive healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, able and amenable lives. It encourages them to be active and supports them in authoritative able transitions, absolute acquirements and abeyant career choices and in managing their affairs effectively. PSHE apprenticeship additionally enables the accouchement to reflect on and analyze their own ethics and attitudes, and analyze the circuitous and sometimes adverse ambit of ethics and attitudes they may appointment now and in the future.

The ECM outcomes are: be healthy, break safe, adore and achieve, accomplish a absolute addition and accomplish bread-and-butter wellbeing.

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