Improving social and emotional learning in primary schools: guidance report

This guide is intended to act as a starting point for primary school leaders to critically review how they support children’s social and emotional development.

There is extensive evidence associating childhood social and emotional skills with improved outcomes at school and in later life, in relation to physical and mental health, school readiness and academic achievement, crime, employment and income. There is also evidence that these skills can be improved purposefully through school-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programmes, and that these impacts can persist over time.

  • Age group: 6-12
  • Subjects: All
  • Published by: Early Intervention Foundation & Education Endowment Foundation
  • Year: 2019
  • Languages available: English
  • Download