Secondary SEAL: Implementation
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- 1 Secondary SEAL: Implementation
- 2 What is the link between school culture, environment and SEAL?
- 3 What is the role of leadership and management in SEAL?
- 4 How do we implement SEAL?
- 5 How can we involve all pupils in SEAL?
- 6 How can we involve parents and carers in SEAL?
- 7 What role can the wider community play in implementing SEAL?
- 8 What is already being done and first steps in promoting SEAL
- 9 Monitoring and evaluating progress in SEAL
- 10 Video clips for staff development in SEAL
- 11 School self-review: primary and secondary
What is a whole-school approach?
A whole-school approach essentially means thinking holistically, looking at the whole context including organisation, structures, procedures and ethos, not just at individual pupils or at one part of the picture only (Antidote, 2003). There is very good evidence to underpin this educational approach. Whole-school approaches have been shown conclusively to be more effective in improving every aspect of school life (Weare, 2000). Programmes that focus on the curriculum, the environment and the community have been shown to be more successful in improving behaviour, learning, attendance and staff effectiveness than those that focus on only one of these aspects.
Schools are likely to be involved in a whole-school approach in a number of different areas. Whatever the theme, the unifying feature will be that action is taken at a range of levels, for example leadership, policy, curriculum and environment. Work on social and emotional skills may well enhance other work in school and help take them forward more effectively.