Social, emotional and behavioural skills underpin almost every aspect of school life and are, therefore, a crucial part of learning. We want children to be motivated and equipped to be successful and effective learners. Where children have good skills in these areas and are educated within an environment supportive to emotional health and wellbeing, children will acquire skills to help them in:
- making and sustaining friendships
- dealing with and resolving conflicts effectively and fairly
- solving problems with others or by themselves
- managing strong feelings such as frustration, anger and anxiety
- recovering from setbacks and being able to persist in the face of difficulties
- working and playing co-operatively
- competing fairly and winning and losing with dignity and respect for competitors
- recognising and standing up for their rights and the rights of others
- understanding and valuing the differences and commonalities between people, respecting the right of others to have beliefs and values different from their own
Most social, emotional and behavioural skills are developmental and change over time so we continually revisit and develop the concepts, building on what has been previously learned. We use SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) to aid our work in PSHE. Although the work is an integral part of the curriculum, the whole school also have specific lessons and assemblies to support SEAL.
As an addition to this, children also learn about Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) appropriate to their age.
For more information about our curriculum, you can speak to your child's teacher, a senior leader, or our curriculum leader (Mrs Becky Hibbitt).