PSHE & SEAL

At Christ Church we are HEARTSMART.  Find out what this means to us by clicking on the document below.

PSHE is taught weekly using the Barnet Emotional Wellbeing Framework. This is based on the PSHE Association’s PSHE Education Programme of Study with emotional health and wellbeing woven within it. Children have the opportunity to participate in discussion, reflecting and circle time as a vehicle to explore relevant themes including ‘Relationships’ (social and emotional), ‘Health and well-being’, ‘Economic wellbeing & being a responsible citizen’. We use ‘The Christopher Winter’ scheme of work to support our teaching of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) with a Christian perspective. Parents are invited to share these resources prior to using these with our children.

Personal, Social and Health Education

We follow the S.E.A.L. (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) Programme. The scheme is expanded through our Religious Education teaching and includes Circle Time which focuses on the self-esteem of the child, and enables all children to raise and talk about issues important to them, in an atmosphere of trust and support.

SEAL offers a whole framework for promoting social and emotional literacy, supporting children with:

  • social awareness
  • managing their feelings
  • motivation
  • empathy
  • social interactions.

The framework is divided into seven themes to be covered within a school year:

  • New beginnings
  • Getting on and falling out
  • Say “no” to bullying
  • Going for goals
  • Good to be me
  • Relationships
  • Changes

Used as a whole-school, cross-curricular approach, SEAL aims to help children become successful learners, responsible citizens, and confident individuals.

SEAL and you

SEAL is not simply concerned with the pupils in the school but extends out to staff, parents, carers and the local community. Parents and carers can benefit from the ideas behind SEAL and some find the strategies and activities useful ways to communicate with their child. In fact, many parents have found that SEAL has given them access to whole new areas of their child’s personal, social and emotional life, and helped reinforce a close relationship.

Supporting your child with a consistent set of values and behaviour expectations is key to SEAL. Creating that fusion between learning in school and what they experience at home is vital.

Health education is promoted through many of the topics covered and the children are encouraged to consider the health and safety issues related to their daily activities.

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

Barnet Schools Wellbeing Programme