What is Family SEAL?

Family SEAL is a programme of workshops offered to families of children in Reception year as part of the integration process into school life. 

SEAL stands for the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning, which are the skills children need to develop in order to become happy and successful learners.  The five main skill areas covered are:
Self Awareness, Social Skills, Motivation, Managing Feelings and Empathy.

Family SEAL aims to build strong links between school and families by creating an opportunity to work in partnership to support children in the development of these important skills. 

How does it work?

Family SEAL workshops provide time to share ideas and tips with other parents and to take part in fun activities with your child.  They run from 1-3pm once a week for 8 weeks, during the Spring term. 

Each workshop consists of:

  • 1 hour parent session giving an outline of the SEAL theme, opportunities for discussion and reflection, and practical ideas that can be tried at home. 
  • 1 hour joint session where adults work 1:1 with their child on a variety of fun and engaging activities. 

Each session is confidential, non-judgemental, fun, interactive and informative.




Drawing of a teacher and children

St Andrew's Road


Headteacher: Mrs. Helen Farmer
01308 422846
Fax: 01308 458710
Email: office@bridport.dorset.sch.uk