Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) are school curriculum subjects in England which focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and attributes to keep children and young people healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work.

At Ormiston Meadows Academy we understand the value of PSHE and SMSC in nurturing passionate and empathetic members of our academy, the locality and the wider community. We believe PSHE is vital to the development of character, key skills and attributes and is crucial to a child’s academic successes and future life chances. With this in mind, we incorporate PSHE and SMSC into all aspects of academy life: assemblies, weekly Votes for Schools, and working with specialist visiting speakers such as Big Talk and Careers Related Learning opportunities. At Ormiston Meadows, we support children to be their ‘BEST’, nurturing their sense of Self-worth, Resilience, Excellence and respect.

Inspiring children to explore ambition and challenge themselves is at the heart of all we do. Our primary aim is to ensure children are equipped to tackle the future challenges and relish in the achievements they will experience, as they develop through each stage of life. Our curriculum comprehensively covers all of the content required by the DfE Statutory Relationships Education and Health Education Policy, the KS2 Citizenship Curriculum and the PSHE Programme of Study, which is detailed within the individual schemes of learning for each year group.

We believe that our bespoke PSHE education gives our pupils the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be healthy and safe, and prepared for life in modern Britain. Our inclusive school fosters this ethos and encourages every child to pursue their dreams.


At Ormiston Meadows Academy, we recognise the importance of careers related learning in raising the aspirations of our children. Through our careers programme we aim to inspire pupils, broaden horizons, increase self-esteem and challenge stereotypes. We ensure that by the time our pupils leave Ormiston Meadows they are well equipped for the next stage in their education.

Careers Policy

The delivery

Our whole school approach to the teaching and learning of Careers involves the following;

  • Teachers deliver our careers objectives through enrichment and PSHE lessons.
  • Pupils experience careers sessions, workshops throughout the year and as part of our focus weeks.
  • Visits and visitors form a large part of our curriculum giving pupils real life, authentic experiences.
  • Employability skills are developed through job opportunities around the academy including playpals, School Council, Headboy and Girl, House Captains and Wellbeing Warriors.
  • A bespoke transition programme is used to support our year 5 and 6 pupils with moving onto secondary education – including regular visits to our main feeder Secondary school for curriculum experiences.
  • Children are offered a range of trips and workshops to support with STEM and higher education opportunities.

To support your future please visit

The National Careers Service

Complete Careers