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Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL): Improving behaviour, improving learning

Theme 3: Say no to bullying

This theme aims to develop and revisit four of the key social and emotional aspects of learning covered in previous themes through a focus on bullying – what it is, how it feels, why people bully, how we can prevent and respond to it, and how children can use their social, emotional and behavioural skills to tackle this crucial problem. The four aspects of learning in which knowledge, skills and understanding are developed are self-awareness, empathy, managing feelings and social skills.

The theme is structured differently from previous themes. It is intended that the work will take place over a period of a week or so – perhaps to fit in with the national anti-bullying week in November – and that, during this period, work in each subject area will be focused on the aims of the 'Say no to bullying' theme, as well as subject-related objectives. The week will then culminate in a celebration assembly, to which parents and carers are invited.

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Red       Sean in the building area

Is it bullying?

Sean and Lisa

Accidental or on purpose

Yellow   The Fight  

Samantha Jayne Pauline's story

The hurt boys and birds

Green     No way - interactive text

Character descriptions

Bullying scenario

Presentation challenge Quiz - Is it bullying?

Back in the playground blues Jew

Purple     No way - interactive text

Quiz - Is it bullying?

Extracts from Cat's Eye

Bullying can be

Key messages

Frequently asked questions