Rivermead School
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Every school day begins with a SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) lesson when form groups explore topics that prepare them for becoming confident and effective members of the community.

SEAL is intended to help promote development and use of social and emotional skills towards learner’s education, using five areas (proposed in Goleman’s (1995) model of emotional intelligence):

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation (managing feelings)
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Social skills

At Rivermead we have 8 form groups named after creatures found in our community’s local habitat.

Form groups are like your family: they are arranged vertically, (made up of learners from all years) and you stay with them throughout your school life. Each form group is easily identified by a colour stripe in their ties.

The Rivermead form groups are:

Dragonflies Badgers Kingfishers Swans
Otters Rainbow-Trouts Water-Voles Herons