Leeds West Academy


Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE)


PSHE is delivered through the curriculum, the Personal Development “Be Respectful” curriculum through form time, assemblies and drop-down days. Students will develop age-appropriate understanding relating to four key areas; health and wellbeing, relationships, living in the wider world and religious studies. The curriculum has been developed in line with the Relationships, Sex and Health Education government statutory guidance (2020), the citizenship national curriculum and the PSHE Association.

The curriculum supports students in becoming fully equipped to recognise risks and make their own healthy choices which will support the safeguarding of students now and throughout their futures. They will study topics including health and puberty, mental health, sexual consent, domestic violence and positive relationships, to ensure that they can safeguard themselves and protect their emotional wellbeing. Within this broad curriculum, issues that young people may face are also explored, such as; online safety, county lines, knife crime and radicalisation.