What is SEAL ?

SEAL stands for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning and it is part of the government’s Secondary National Strategy for schools. It builds on work already in place at Penrice Academy and focusses on five social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills. The SEAL programme is delivered to Year 7 and 8 in the following ways:

  • The weekly SEAL objective is displayed in every classroom, on the school’s website and in the newsletter.
  • Each week every student has a SEAL lesson which is delivered by the English Faculty, because the skills used are so closely linked to those used in English lessons.
  • Form Tutors spend registration time during one morning per week exploring the week’s SEAL objective and weekly year assemblies use the same SEAL objectives as their theme.

If young people have access to good teaching, feel good about themselves, have the skills to cope with their lives and get on with each other, they will achieve their potential. Working through the programme of SEAL objects help us all achieve this and supports the wellbeing of everyone in the Penrice community.