Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) provided a whole school approach to developing social and emotional skills in children. It was developed as a curriculum resource using 5 key qualities or skills: self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills. These skills are vitally important in learning, managing one's own behaviour and succeeding in
Have a look at this animation explaining ways of showing affection / appreciation during social distancing times. https://twitter.com/JasKandola2/status/1267530784115699714
Action for Children are offering live confidential support online for parents via their parenting coaches. Have a look @ https://talk.actionforchildren.org.uk/
An introduction to death, dying and grief including case studies, video and further information and support. This may help support students on their return to the classroom after this COVID-19 crisis. It is likely may will be suffering with some kind of bereavement and will be struggling to adjust to a "new normal". Have a
The NHS has recently created this website for use by parents, carers, young people and professionals in order to support them in maintaining emotional wellbeing now and into the future. Have a look @ https://derbyandderbyshireemotionalhealthandwellbeing.uk/
A lot has been said in the news and on social media about restorative approaches in schools. Often poor implementation is used as a measure of its apparent failure. Approaches like these, however, require a great deal of investment throughout an organisation in order to succeed. Without buy in at all levels of an organisation
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is concerned with making yourself aware of your surroundings and “in the moment”. It can focus on your own internal environment but also that of the world around you. Mindful moments have been used in many disciplines including cognitive behavioural psychology, neuroscience and positive psychology. Mindfulness is offered widely by a
The use of coaching in schools is a method that can be used to support staff to develop their practice through setting goals and working towards them. Goals are more likely to be followed if they are led by the coachee. Coaching should help a staff member to identify their own strengths and areas for
A little humour to get us through this virus!
SEMH schools are schools which focus on the social, emotional and mental health needs of the children and young adults within their care. Many schools will claim to have SEMH as an emphasis within their setting, but what does it take to be an SEMH specialist school and what might other mainstream schools be able to take from that?