At St Paul's CE First School we follow the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) curriculum. Although we don't teach PSHE as a discreet lesson, it is integrated into all areas of learning and is promoted through our learning buddies which model positive learning behaviour.
This curriculum aims to develop the underpinning qualities and skills that help promote positive behaviour and effective learning. It focuses on five social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills.
The curriculum at St Paul's helps children to develop skills such as understanding another's point of view, working in a group, sticking at things when they get difficult, resolving conflict and managing worries. They build on effective work already in place in school which pays systematic attention to the social and emotional aspects of learning through whole-school ethos, initiatives such as circle time or buddy schemes, and the taught personal, social and health education (PSHE) and Citizenship curriculum.