StJV Learning and Teaching Strategies & Curriculum Guide. Health & Well Being: GIRFEC & SHANARRI

Learning & Teaching Strategies Toolkit & StJV Curriculum Guide

Our T&L Toolkit Core Strategies for  Teaching: Version 2 September 2022 bring consistency in practice across the school. Now in it’s second edition, these have been developed in consultation with our Staff and Pupil Council, based upon best practice in education. Influences include Shirley Clark’s , ‘Outstanding Formative Assessment’,  Professor John Hattie’s, ‘Visible Learning’ and Carol Dweck’s, ‘Growth Mindset’; all leading edge education research and strategy.

Our first Toolkit was created in 2017 (L&T toolkit Core strategies for Learning & Teaching Version 1), with our most recent version building on the first but importantly reflecting the our thinking from our collegiate development through professional reading and CPD.

Ask your child about these strategies and how they use them in class, especially our very own, ‘S2S‘!!

St JV ‘Curriculum Guide’: ensuring High Quality, Consistent Practice for all pupils

St John Vianney Curriculum Handbook August 202223

First developed in 2018 our Curriculum Guide (current version above) is further developed each year by our staff , building consistency and high quality standards in Teaching and Learning practice across the school. 

  • ensures a consistent learning experience for all pupils as they move through the school
  • reflects the best of T&L research from across the world
  • helps to ensure high standards for all across the school.

 It ensures all pupils receive the same core experiences (Pupil Learning Journey) across the curriculum and wider community.

We will continue to evaluate and build on  these both of these yearly as part of pur school Development and Improvement Plan as we further engage with research and strive to provide  high, quality consistent practice for our pupils.

Health Wellbeing: GIRFEC & SHANARRI

The Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach supports children and young people so that they can grow up feeling loved, safe and respected and can realise their full potential. At home, in school or the wider community, every child and young person should be:

  • Safe
  • Healthy
  • Achieving
  • Nurtured
  • Active
  • Respected
  • Responsible
  • Included

These eight factors are often referred to by their initial letters – SHANARRI.

They are wellbeing indicators which help make it easier for children and families and the people working with them to discuss how a child or young person is doing at a point in time and if there is a need for support.

Each child is unique and there is no set level of wellbeing that children should achieve. Wellbeing is influenced by children’s individual experiences and changing needs as they grow.

PLease click here to download a child-friendly presentation on SHANNARI.shanarri-powerpoint .