What are our curriculum intentions?
Our aim is for every child to reach their potential as a unique, well-rounded individual and as a valuable citizen in our local, national and global community based on a Catholic Education that firmly places Christ at the centre of all aspects of school life. We need to ensure that every child, no matter from what background they they’re from, are fully prepared for the next stage of their education. It is essential that the children in our school have excellent communication skills and this is a key feature of our curriculum. We ensure that our pupils are fully prepared to thrive in the different curriculums offered by our various feeder schools in the area. In Boston, children have a choice of schools through a selective system.
We deliver The National Curriculum (2014) for all children and as a Catholic School our RE curriculum is at the heart of what we do here at St Mary’s and addresses wellbeing beyond the National Curriculum. Finally, PE is of vital importance to our children. Here they can access a variety of experiences and learn new skills which will support them in growing into healthy, resilient young individuals that can make informed lifestyle choices.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Our RE Curriculum in line with other Diocesan vision and along with all schools in the Nottingham Diocese is delivered through the ‘Come and See’ Curriculum.
1. A Religious Education is provided at Saint Mary’s School according to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
2. Saint Mary’s School provides a daily act of worship in Whole School Monthly Prayer times, daily Classroom Prayer times and within weekly Assemblies.
3. Parents have a right to withdraw children from Religious Education and Collective worship but in Saint Mary’s Catholic School there is no provision for alternative R.E. and collective worship.
Relationships Sex, Health Education
In St Mary’s School, education regarding sexual teaching, is based on the ‘Life life to the Full’ as provided by Ten Ten and approved by the Nottingham Diocese. As a Catholic school, our mission is to support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all of our pupils, rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Church. The education of children in human sexuality is an important, precious and privileged responsibility.
It follows a three-stage structure which is repeated across three different learning stages: Within each learning stage, there are three modules which are based on the Model Catholic RSE Curriculum:
- Created and Loved by God
- Created to Love Others
- Created to Live in Community
These modules are then broken down into units of work: