At Coleham Primary School, the governors and staff fully recognise the contribution the school makes to keeping children safe. We recognise that the safety and protection of all pupils is of paramount importance and that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting pupils from harm.
We believe that the school should provide a caring, positive, safe, and stimulating environment which promotes all pupils’ social, physical, emotional and moral development.
From year 1 through to year 6, teachers follow the SEAL resources to support PSHE planning and learning in their classrooms. This publication is a curriculum resource to help primary schools develop children’s social, emotional and behavioural skills.
This curriculum resource aims to develop the underpinning qualities and skills that help promote positive behaviour and effective learning. It focuses on five social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills.
The materials help children develop skills such as understanding another’s point of view, working in a group, sticking at things when they get difficult, resolving conflict and managing worries. Each theme builds on effective work already in place in school which pays systematic attention to the social and emotional aspects of learning through whole-school ethos, initiatives such as circle time or buddy schemes.
The materials are organized into seven themes: New Beginnings, Getting on and falling out, Say no to bullying, Going for goals! Good to be me, Relationships and Changes. Each theme is designed for a whole-school approach and includes a whole-school assembly and suggested follow-up activities in all areas of the curriculum. The colour-coded resources are organized at four levels: Foundation Stage, Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4, and Years 5 and 6.
Getting on and falling out
Say no to bullying
Going for goals
Good to be me
As well as using the SEAL resources to support the children’s PSHE development, many other strategies are also integrated into the school’s curriculum such as: whole school, key stage and year group assemblies; Class circle time and discussion; lunchtime activities to build on social and emotional skills; an annual anti bullying week and theatre workshops.