Ormiston Meridian Academy (OMA) strives to provide an education to all our students that gives opportunities to develop individual values and beliefs, alongside spiritual awareness and a high standard of personal conduct and behaviour.
It is also important that our students develop into positive caring young people who respect their Community, other viewpoints and cultural traditions. Our SMSC, PSHE and Student Leadership provision across the Academy strives to instill our core values; Respect, Honesty, Ambition, Courage and Inspiration.
All areas of OMA contribute to our students Personal Development by:-
Through our classroom teaching we aim to provide opportunities for students to:-
At OMA we have a coherent and well planned programme. It is designed to build upon previous learning within PSHE sessions. Students take part in dedicated PSHE sessions throughout the year that are taught by dedicated teams of staff. The PSHE topic titles are;
OMA’s PSHE programme is designed to teach students about the world they live in and develop their understanding of a range of topics from sex and relationships to economic wellbeing. In addition to our dedicated PSHE sessions, students take part in bespoke planned drop-down/extra-curricular sessions. These sessions are designed to address age/group specific issues and needs e.g. LGBTQ+, mental health, road safety or issues within the locality of the academy.
Our Senior Staff, Heads of Year, Student Leaders and Tutor Groups deliver a programme of assemblies and themed weeks that incorporate our SMSC, British and Core values.
In addition to the ‘thought for the week’, each topic is themed around current events. We also have a plan in place to share major news events with staff (through the use of our Major incident plan). Students take part in weekly Literacy and Numeracy activities. Students are expected to watch the news and form staff enable this to happen through new programmes that are suitable for our students (such as http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround). Dedicated reading time is built into our form time curriculum.
Student Leadership development is a core part of our academy ethos and is embedded in all aspects of academy life; from Leaders of Learning within lessons to Student leadership teams in all year groups. At OMA we are keen to ensure that students develop a sense of their own personal mission and calling. The intent of the leadership programme is to ensure that students achieve our Academy core values of Respect, Honesty, Ambition, Courage and Inspiration.