At the Polygon School we aim to develop the underpinning qualities and skills that help promote positive behaviour and effective learning. Throughout the SEAL lessons pupils will have the opportunity to focus on five social and emotional aspects of learning, these include:
Year 7: Self-Awareness and Self Esteem
Year 8: Body Language and Conversational Skills
Year 9: Assertiveness Skills and Transitioning to Adult Life
In addition to exploring the topics above, pupils are encouraged to participate in activities and group discussions regarding managing their feelings, risky behaviours, motivation, empathy and celebrating individuality.
We believe that embedding these qualities into the curriculum allows pupils to develop skills including understanding another’s point of view, working in a group, persevering when things get difficult, resolving conflict and managing their worries. We continue to build on effective work already in place through our whole-school ethos, initiatives such as peer mentoring, in conjunction with their Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons.