Leeds East Academy



Our curriculum both implicit and explicitly embed the requirements of the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education statutory requirements of the DFE including:

Embracing the challenges of creating happy and successful adult lives for our students, by providing pupils with the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. These subjects can help young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.

The RSE curriculum is taught through high quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate teaching of this subject which will help prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. They can also enable us to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, at school and in society.

The RSE curriculum is taught through several avenues in school:

  • In curriculum subjects both at Key Stage Three and Key Stage Four
  • In Key Stage Three all students have Personal Development lesson once a week.  
  • In Key Four Year Ten and Eleven also have a weekly session covering PSHE  and  RSE.
  • In assemblies across the year
  • Through whole school focus days
  • RSE themes are also supported through the Academies three Value, Attitude and Attribute days across the year 
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