“To develop the ‘whole’ child they must be exposed to a wide-ranging promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development”

At Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy we strive to include PSHE into all subjects to create a broad and balanced Curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the academy. We endeavour to equip the children with the vision to succeed and be a positive member of their community and British society. It is the aim of the academy to develop responsible children who have aspirations and goals and seek out opportunities, through their time at Edward Worlledge, but also experiences in later life.

PSHE is a fundamental part of the academy and dedicated days are organised to ensure all pupils become engrossed and enthusiastic about the topics they are being taught and a whole academy ethos is developed. The topics the children cover include, Drugs and Alcohol awareness, Safeguarding (including cyber safety) Healthy living, Anti-bullying and Sex and Relationships education. Each topic has been planned to ensure the children’s knowledge of the topic progress, at a suitable level for their age.

At Edward Worlledge we believe education is about far more than learning the curriculum. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development is the term used to embrace this whole academy ethos in order to develop the ‘whole’ child. It ranges from teaching in RE, science, literacy and history, through to MFL.

A wide range of extra-curricular activities are organised, such as aspirations day,visitors and the residential trips we offer all our pupils. PSHE is present across the entire curriculum.

Term PSHE DAYS SMCS class focus
Autumn 1 New beginnings day
  • Developing rules and expectations for behaviour
  • Class democracy
  • Developing responsibility
  • Understanding reward and sanction (law)
Autumn 2 Anti-bullying day
  • Understanding other cultures
  • Respecting our differences
  • Developing respect for self and others
Spring 1 Drugs and alcohol day
  • Developing self esteem
  • Supporting and encouraging others
Spring 2 Safeguarding day
  • How to stay safe in the community
  • How to make your community positive
  • Being a positive role model in the community
Summer 1 Aspirations day
  • Raising aspirations
  • Setting personal goals
  • Financial wellbieng
Summer 2 Healthy Living day
  • Getting ready for transition
  • Our expectations for the future
  • Reaching our goals


PSHE will be embedded through cross curricular activities through SMCS. However PSHE days will occur each term to cover areas in more depth. These topics are felt to be important for the positive development of our children. A half termly theme for the classroom has also be devised. This could be developed in registration times or in short sessions/lessons throughout that half term.

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