Hednesford Valley High

Hednesford Vallery High School

Life at Hednesford Valley High

Family SEAL

The staff in the school have been working on Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) outcomes over a number of years.  Each year parents/carers of year 7 students are invited to 6 Family SEAL sessions with others of students in the same year group.

 The Family SEAL sessions allow the following:-

  • Parents/carers to have some time with each other to support each other in a social activity in school.
  • Parents/carers to work with staff in the school.
  • Staff to give ideas to parents/carers about things they could do with their child.
  • Parents/carers to have time without children (we organise a crèche if required).
  • Parents/carers to engage with their children in different fun activities.
  • New parents/carers have confidence to come into school about any issue that concerns them.
  • First 40 minutes parents chat over a coffee.  The second 40 minutes students arrive and do a fun activity with the parents.
  • Parents offer advice and useful websites to each other.
  • Parents off-load and take encouragement from each other.
  • Friendly relaxed atmosphere.
  • Students see school and home working in partnership.
  • Parents meet staff and air views about school, transition etc.
  • Some parents exchange contact details to enable students to develop their friendships out of school time.