The only information held by the Department on the levels of emotional intelligence in pupils comes from the two evaluations of the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning programme which were published in 2008 and 2010. These evaluations included measures of pupils' social and emotional skills, mental health difficulties, and behaviour problems.
A national evaluation of SEAL in secondary schools conducted by Manchester University was published in October last year. The evaluation can be accessed at:
An evaluation of primary SEAL was published in 2008. The review can be accessed at: