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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 emotions (such as sadness, anger) can block learning, while others (such as a sense of wellbeing, feeling safe and feeling valued) promote learning. So learning to manage the emotions can assist learning".

Greenhalgh, 1994
   ‘Blue Chameleon’

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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

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   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