Rights and Responsibilities
SEAL stands for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning. This is a national scheme that promotes self-awareness, managing feelings, empathy, social skills and motivation.
At Moortown Primary, we’re dedicated to the value of SEAL in promoting a happy and healthy place to learn. However, we’re always thinking about other ways to meet our children’s needs and interests. That’s one of the reasons we choose to sometimes break away from the national SEAL themes to do something different.
This half term, we’ll think about our rights and responsibilities and, importantly, that if we have rights, we also have responsibilities. We last taught this in Spring term 2010 and it was very successful. For example, children said:
- We have the right to resources; we have the responsibility to look after them.
- We have the right to have money; we have the responsibility to earn it.
- We have the right to live in a clean and tidy city; we have the responsibility to not drop litter.
- We have the right to food; we have the responsibility to make healthy choices.
- We have the right to play sports; we have the responsibility to follow the rules.
As you can see, some important messages are promoted. Each week this half-term, we’ll concentrate on a different area:
- Week beginning 03 January: being healthy
- Week beginning 09 January: community and making a positive contribution
- Week beginning 16 January: learning
- Week beginning 23 January: jobs and money
- Week beginning 30 January: staying safe
- Week beginning 06 February: general
Perhaps you can support your child’s learning by discussing and promoting rights and responsibilities at home, too.