• Curriculum outlines and programmes, compatible with a spiral liturgical curriculum, and tailored according to diocesan requirements.

  • Demonstration sessions.

  • Implementation of the SALT Approach within schools, under the guidance of a SALT consultant.

  • Equipping teachers and schools with necessary materials.

  • Professional development for schools and teachers.

  • A Trinitarian Christocentric,  scripture-based approach with a focus on the Sacraments and the Liturgical Year.

  • A Christian anthropological understanding of the human person, recognising each person’s integrity, transcendent value and eternal destiny.

  • Core Pedagogies that (a) permit pondering, (b) respect the person, and (c) allow for authentic freedom and choice. Teaching and learning sessions are structured to facilitate these core pedagogies.

  • Addressing elements that impact negatively on free choice and self-regulated learning, which are fundamental to SALT.

  • Facilitating the faith-formation of Catholic educators.


The six-year study confirmed that:

  • Children, given the opportunity, are drawn to the spiritual and SALT can work successfully within diversely populated schools.

  • Teachers can become co-learners alongside the child, as they implement the SALT Approach.

  • Systemic accountability demands can be met using SALT’s holistic structure.

  • The SALT Approach offers a new paradigm for religious education, very much in harmony with cutting edge educational research.



Scripture and Liturgy Teaching Approach

SALT (Scripture and Liturgy Teaching) is a method for teaching religious education in Catholic Primary Schools built on the work of Montessori and Cavalletti.

SALT is the product of a six-year  research study.

The study trialled, evaluated and adapted Cavalletti’s work, so that it could offer a full religious education programme within a contemporary Catholic School setting.



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