Leeds East Academy


Behaviour and Safety

“During the inspection, pupils’ behaviour was impeccable. To a large extent, this is founded on mutually respectful relationships which have been established between staff and students” – Ofsted April 19 

At Leeds East Academy we strive to ensure that our students are not only taught exceptionally well in the classroom but are also taught the softer skills and personal values that will enable them to go out into the world and be successful, purposeful and happy citizens.  

We are committed to providing the best possible learning experience for all our students and believe that high standards of behaviour are fundamental to students taking full advantage of their learning opportunities and achieving their full potential. Good behaviour in the classroom is also essential for good teaching and learning to take place and we see parent/carers as important partners in upholding our core values and encouraging positive attitudes to learning.

To view our Behaviour and Safeguarding policies, please visit our Policies page. 

“…the observed behaviour of pupils was very strong…” – Ofsted April 19 


At LEA we recognise that our students thrive on praise and recognition. Central to the philosophy of the Positive Behaviour Policy is the promotion of high expectations with encouragement and for teachers to praise and ‘catch students being good’. We believe that praise and encouragement are far more motivational than sanctions and punishment and praise should far outweigh sanctions in any classroom.

Students will be consistently recognised for their positive actions, both in and out of lessons.

  • Praise Stamps: Regular recognition of positive action from students will occur in every lesson and, whenever possible, outside of lessons.
  • Student of the week postcards: Weekly recognition for outstanding progress made in lesson or around the academy/community.
  • Level 1 – 5 Certificate and badges: Awarded when students have collected a certain level of stamps.
Level Criteria 2020 – 2021 Examples
Tier 5
  • 100% attendance
  • Attitude to Learning score of 1.3 or below
  • No 3’s (coasting) for Attitude to Learning
  • No negative behaviour data
Theme park trip
Tier 4
  • 97%+ (Academic target)
  • Attitude to Learning score of 1.4 or below
  • No 3’s (coasting) for Attitude to Learning
  • Less than 3 negative behaviour
  • Bowling trip
  • Arcades
Tier 3
  • 95%+ (National target) attendance
  • Attitude to Learning score of 1.7 or below
  • No 3’s (coasting) for Attitude to Learning
  • Less than 5 negative behaviour
  • Film & popcorn in the hall
  • Magician
Tier 2
  • 93%+ attendance
  • Attitude to Learning score of 2 or below
  • No 3’s (coasting) for Attitude to Learning
  • Less than 7 negative behaviour
Dominos pizza at lunch
Tier 1
  • 90%+ attendance
  • Attitude to Learning score of 2 or below
  • No 3’s (coasting) for Attitude to Learning
  • Less than 7 negative behaviour
  • Doughnut at break time
  • Ice Cream

Pastoral support

At Leeds East Academy we believe the pastoral care we give our young people is exceptional. We believe that in order for our young people to thrive they must feel safe, happy, supported and cared for. This enables academic, character and moral development to take place which gives our young people the tools to reach their full potential. 

Pivotal to the pastoral care we offer at East are our Guardians and Year Managers. These adults have daily contact with our young people and are the first port of call for parents/ carers who wish to discuss their child. The Guardians role is vital in ensuring that day to day standards of equipment and uniform are met in order for our young people to be successful in their lessons. Guardian time is also an opportunity to check a young persons’ physical and emotional well-being. 

Our dedicated Guardians meet our young people every morning and follow a planned programme of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) which is carefully mapped against our seven core values at Leeds East. As part of these sessions young people are encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings on a wide range of topical issues such as; democracy, British values, human rights and social justice.  

Recently we undertook feedback surveys to from staff, parents and students to gauge the impact of PD. The feedback has been incredible. On this page you will find links to the frameworks, under which we promote these aspects of day to day student life around the Academy.

“All of the pupils who spoke to inspectors confirmed that they feel well supported and, should they be worried about anything, would be confident that a trusted adult would sort it out for them” – Oftsed April 19 

What Parents said :

  • 98% agreed/strongly agreed that the academy keeps their child safe.
  • 99% agreed or strongly agreed that behaviour has improved at the academy

  • 100% agreed/strongly agreed that the academy sets high standards for behaviour.

  • 99.3% agreed/strongly agreed that teaching has been better this year.

  • 100% strongly agreed/agreed that PD has had a positive impact on behaviour.

  • 97% also agreed/strongly agreed they are happy with their child’s experience at Leeds East Academy


What Students Said :


  • 96.6% agreed/strongly agreed that PD has helped improve behaviour in lessons.

  • 96.3% agreed/strongly agreed their own behaviour has improved this year.

  • 96.5% agreed/strongly agreed that behaviour around the academy has improved.

  • 99.59% agreed/strongly agreed that they are clear about their progress and what they need to do to get better.

  • 95.14% agreed/strongly agreed that teachers always challenge low-level disruption.

  • 98.75% agreed/strongly agreed that teachers reward our good behaviour.


What Teachers Said :


  • 82% strongly agree/agree that low-level disruption is rare in my lessons.

  • 98% strongly agree/agree that PD has had a positive impact on my teaching.

  • 96% strongly agree/agree that the school leadership team are pro-active in dealing with behaviour across the Academy.

  • 98% strongly agree/agree that PD has been a success.

  •  98% strongly agree/agree that the school is moving in the right direction.