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Emotional Literacy

Emotional literacy is important. It gives us the ability to recognise, understand, handle and appropriately express emotions. Find out more about how to develop emotional literacy in your school.

Some children are instinctively in tune with their feelings and emotions, and will be ready to deal with new/ different situations/people more easily. Others may need a bit more help. All children need to have their emotional literacy nurtured, supported and encouraged, so by ‘talking and teaching’ your child to express themselves appropriately you are empowering them to navigate the emotionally choppy waters of growing up successfully.

This section contains resources and support to help you support children and young people become emotional literate adults:

   ‘Blue Chameleon’

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   ‘Lion’s in a Flap’

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   ‘You are Awesome’

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   Emotional Literacy: Assessment and Intervention

'Emotional Literacy: Assessment and Intervention' identifies the status of pupils' emotional literacy and provides follow-up activities for intervention where necessary. It covers Primary, ages 7-11 years and Secondary, ages 11-16 years. The assessment covers five key areas of emotional literacy...Read more

   Promote emotional literacy

Emotional literacy involves having self-awareness and recognition of your own feelings and knowing how to manage them, such as the ability to stay calm when you feel angry or to reassure yourself when in doubt. It includes empathy, i.e. having sensitivity to the feelings of others.Emotional ...Read more

   Standing up to stigma in your school

'Time To Change' have put together a large repository of videos, blogs, posters and other downloadable and interactive resources for pupils, teachers and parents/carers to help raise awareness and tackle the issues related to stigma in school. You can check it out here: ...Read more

   Tackling Stigma in a Primary and Nursery School

Dale Community Primary School and Stonehill Nursery SchoolDesignated Senior Lead for Mental Health: Louise Foster, Headteacher Dale Primary and Stonehill Nursery schools both sit under one Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health (DSLMH), Louise Foster, who is also...Read more

   The Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)

The SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) publication was developed as a result of 500 schools taking part in the Primary National Strategy’s Behaviour and Attendance pilot. Although the resource was written way back in May 2005, there are still so many useful resources that can be b...Read more