The care of the children at St Christopher’s is of paramount importance to us.
We celebrate six values, each half term, throughout the Year. These values are: Friendship, Honesty, Kindness, Trust, Courage and Happiness. However, each half term, we approach these values from a slightly different angle, so this Term we looked at Moral Conduct through the word Kindness. We completed a Kindness Quilt from individual hexagonal acts of kindness.
We also promote a Pastoral curriculum through the Jigsaw Programme and promote Spiritual wellbeing through meditation, our spiritual garden and Whole School Assemblies.
Jigsaw scheme of work (PSHE)
At St Christopher’s school, we follow the Jigsaw PSHE Scheme of Work. Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive Scheme of Work for the whole School from Nursery through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. SMSC (Spiritual, Moral Social and Cultural development) and Rights Respecting Schools (learning about United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child) are also a key part of the scheme. All of these pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in the world.
We have a longstanding culture of pastoral excellence at the school. Read our quote from our ISI INSPECTION May 2013
“The contribution of arrangements for pastoral care is excellent. The pastoral guidance provided by the school fulfils its aim for pupils to be caring, considerate and respectful. Across all aspects of the school’s life, staff provide exemplary pastoral support for pupils; consequently, pupils feel recognised as unique individuals, whose cultural heritages are valued and celebrated. In the EYFS, staff form strong bonds with the children and promote high standards of behaviour and harmonious relationships. Throughout the school, relationships between pupils and staff, and amongst the pupils themselves, are excellent and form the foundation of both the ethos in the school and its quality of care.”
Our ISI INSPECTION in May 2019 also quotes our excellence in pastoral development;
“The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent”
“Pupils’ excellent social skills result from staff who give pupils constant opportunities to work together and share ideas with each other”