For use with individual pupils aged from 8-15 years, younger children can also use it with an adult providing support. Ideally used in a one to one context, adult and pupil work through the statements together and produce a profile of the pupil at that specific point in time. The resource can also be utilised by an adult who knows the pupil, as a check for their perceptions of the social and emotional needs of that individual. For use as a development aid, to provide a discussion point and reference for gauging the direction a support programme could take. The indicator obtains information about the distance travelled by one child by comparing their current social and emotional competence with their previous level.
Elizabeth Morris is principal of the School of Emotional Literacy. She is a psychologist and specialist in the social and emotional development of children and young people. With a clinical as well as an educational background, she has been able to pioneer many aspects of social and emotional learning for vulnerable children to support their mental health, behaviour and learning in general. The School of Emotional Literacy is a national training institute specialising in the social and emotional education of children, young people and staff. The school has a reputation for being at the leading edge of social and emotional education and provides specific resources for this purpose.