"We have children at the heart of everything we do and understand the need to nurture the whole child both personally and academically."

SEAL

Social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) are vitally important to the development of the whole child. Unless children feel happy and secure, they are not able to learn to the best of their abilities. We teach the children about social emotional aspects of learning. The children learn to use thinking skills and feelings together to guide their behaviour. During the school year the children learn about eight themes:

  • New Beginnings
  • Getting On and Falling Out
  • Going for Goals
  • Good For Me
  • Relationships
  • Changes
  • Bullying

The themes are introduced by an assembly and are followed through class and home activities. The same themes follow through all classes in the primary school and are reinforced throughout the school day in all lessons. Every Friday we hold an assembly where we celebrate achievements. The children may achieve a certificate from any member of the ISB school team, e.g. for kindness, honesty, hard work, outstanding pieces of work, singing, being a good friend, etc.