Leeds West Academy


Upcoming Engage Evening


Thursday 5th July- 5:30-7:15pm 

To allow parents and the wider community to be better informed regarding our responsibilities linked to the PREVENT Duty, and how we can work together to combat extremism and radicalisation, we have organised an ENGAGE Evening on 5th July 2018. The event will start at 5.30pm, and will finish at 7.15pm. It will be held at Leeds West Academy, and refreshments will be available. 

Our ENGAGE Programme aims to work with parents and the wider community to support the young people we serve in making outstanding progress, and that we can all work together to ensure that every student feels known, valued and supported. Our ENGAGE Evening for this half term focuses on Safeguarding and Child Protection, specifically, the PREVENT Duty. The PREVENT Duty is a government initiative that looks to combat extremism and radicalisation in our communities.

The first segment of the evening will be delivered by Connect Futures, an external organisation who will look at what the PREVENT Duty means for parents and school governors, warning signs, and how we can work together to combat extremism and radicalisation.

The second segment of the evening will be an audience with a motivational speaker, Stewart Harris. As a former infantryman, Stewart served with 1st Battalion the Welsh Guards, in places such as Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq. Whilst on tour in Afghanistan in 2012, a roadside bomb hurled Stewart’s vehicle into a ditch leaving him with brain damage; the impact of which has left him partially sighted and partially deaf. The same year he also witnessed three of his comrades shot dead by an Afghan policeman. Stewart was later diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder before being medically discharged from the Army at the age of 30; the culmination of 13 years’ service. Stewart is now a motivational speaker sharing his story and helping young people develop resilience.

Click here to view the letter home (including reply slip)

We hope to see you there!