The child is at the centre of all we do at St Albert’s and we work hard to develop the child as a whole. Developing and supporting our children’s Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) and their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education is, therefore, a priority within the school. We use the Jigsaw scheme of work for our core, structured teaching and incorporate be-spoke approaches alongside this.
Jigsaw is taught throughput the year to all classes in a subject specific manner through our Learning Mentors. Jigsaw is organised into 6 different themes which then all fit together.
- Being Me in my World
- Celebrating Difference
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me
Examples of stand alone themes include
- Anti- Racism
- Mental Health and Well-Being
- Growth Mind Set – Characteristics of Good Learning
- Global Learning
- Inclusion and Diversity
We teach our children to be good people. We teach them to be kind, respectful, open-hearted and empathetic. We help them to learn about the own feelings and what makes them feel good and we also help them to imagine what it is like to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.
We teach all of the above through a variety of approaches including play, talk and discussion, therapies, group discussion, campaigning and being physically active. We also aim to be as creative as possible.
As a Catholic school, with CHRIST at the centre of all we do, all of the above sits alongside and interweaves with our Religious Education (Come and See and SEAL) and our Catholic school ethos.