Character & PRIDE Programme

The Westwood Academy Character Programme is taught daily and is comprised of the following elements:

Character PRIDE Programme


Learning skills

These are taught through the core elements:

Leadership, Oracy, Resilience, Initiative and Communication

Building resilience and promoting the health, mental wellbeing and affirming positive lifestyle choices

These elements are taught through a well-being programme which include the following

  • My Life, My Health, My Mind
Kindness, Respect and Living without harm

These elements are taught through the ‘THEM AND US’ programme.


The Careers Element is taught through our ‘Inspiring Futures’ programme.

Academic Mentoring Programme

This is planned in at various points in the programme for the progress of pupils to be monitored and supported using current progress plans.

Spiritual, Moral, Social Cultural

We offer a full programme of KS3 Lessons and a KS Mentor Programme. Delivered by A specialist RE teacher

Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)

The PSHE programme is delivered as part of our Character Programme and is taught in discrete lessons by our experienced team of mentors. We take this element of a pupil’s education very seriously and believe strongly, that the development of the whole child is important to the future success of our pupils.

Our Programme of Study for PSHE education and Key stage3, 4 and 5 is constructed around the National PSHE Association guidelines and identifies the key concepts, skills and attributes that are developed through PSHE education. The Programme fulfils the statutory responsibility to safeguard pupils, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

The PSHE programme of study includes three core themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World
The Pride Agenda

Every Pupil will know and be practiced in the basic classroom expectations and the elements of P.R.I.D.E., Pride, Respect, Independence, Determination and Excellence. These are core pupil qualities and behaviours for learning that underpin all lessons. All lessons are planned to develop these learner qualities alongside the acquisition of knowledge and skills. At each assessment point pupils will receive and assessment of their progress in P.R.I.D.E.