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What SMSC and PSHE looks like in Holmer C of E Academy


Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. At Holmer we feel, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.

Teaching and Learning of PSHE and SMSC at Holmer:


  • Children learn about British values throughout lessons on their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms about laws, justice and democracy.
  • A discreet British Values week is held once a year.
  • An election is held during a British Values week, where parties have the opportunity to rally for support and then a vote is held.
  • Opportunities are given cross-circularly to explore diverse beliefs, cultures and identities and the values we share as UK and global citizens.
  • Children are encouraged to take part in decision making and different forms of action.
  • High quality planned and taught lessons.
  • Engaged children.
  • Use of SEAL resources throughout the school.
  • Anti-bullying days
  • E-safety every half term.
  • Active Week every summer where a range of healthy living themes are taught.
  • Year 6 go on a visit to Crucial Crew.
  • Year 6 are taught SRE (Sex and Relationships Education)
  • A range of activities e.g. role play, drama, diary entries, group work, written work, imovies, posters, Bookcreator, Comiclife.
  • Peer mentors work at break and lunch to help children solve conflicts before adults get involved.