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 developing pupils to be caring members of our Academy and the wider community. We incorporate PSHE and SMSC into all aspects of academy life from cornerstones topic work, assemblies, weekly votes for schools and work with specialist visiting speakers, such as Big Talk, to deliver topics tailored for our pupils.


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.

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