The previous government drew on evidence from the US that social and emotional learning (SEL) has a positive impact on school achievement and behaviour, and designed an equivalent programme for primary and secondary schools in England. Although the programme is not actively promoted by the current government, a large number of schools continue to find the materials and the approach extremely beneficial.
There are a range of resources available to schools to help them implement SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning).
The Centre for Wise Education has listed resources for primary and secondary SEAL.
To find out more about SEL in the US, visit the CASEL website.