At Boston St Mary’s, Personal Social Health and Economics (PSHE) is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society, as well as developing the “whole child” intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually.
Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, it is our belief that excellence in these areas will lead to excellence across the curriculum and beyond in later life. PSHE is taught across the school from EYFS-Year 6 on a weekly basis and as a school, we follow PSHE Matters. Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever-changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community.
Pupils at Boston St Mary’s School are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. We have a very strong and proactive school council, with representatives from all year groups; they are the ‘pupil voice’ within the school. From this, stems our ‘playground buddies’, who operate across the school, ensuring all children enjoy their break times. These initiatives are supported in assemblies and circle time. In doing so, they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
Weaving through the heart of our PSHE teaching at Boston St Mary’s School, is a commitment to enhance and promote our core School Values: Love, Hope, Truth, Peace and Mercy.
Additional information, informed by research, as to why PSHE is an integral part of the curriculum can be found on the PSHE Association website - https://pshe-association.org.uk/what-we-do/why-pshe-matters
Please see the link below to access a range of PSHE Matters resources free for parents and carers- https://emotionallyhealthyschools.org/latest-news/pshe-matters-free-resources-for-families-of-primary-age-children/