Leeds West Academy



Ensuring student wellbeing is fundamental to all the academy’s structures for support and guidance. Coaching takes place in a small home team which is less than half the size of traditional tutor groups. The academy builds positive relationships and a common sense of purpose which students actively share. The ‘coach’ monitors each student’s academic progress and personal development, meeting with families once every term to discuss achievement and celebrate success. Citizenship, together with Personal, Social and Health Education is a shared experience within Home Teams through Citizenship Theme Days. During Citizenship Theme Days each school within the academy focuses on individual personal development, with coaches and home teams participating in a wide programme of active learning events both inside and beyond the academy.