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Joseph Leckie Academy

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Personal Development Programme (PDP)

As a part of your child’s educational experience at Joseph Leckie Academy, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught Personal Development Programme (PDP). This gives children and young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.

As you may already be aware, the Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation. These changes will come into effect from September 2020 and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements. Due to COVID 19 schools have been able to delay this until the summer term 2021.

The statutory guidance can be found at:  

The new guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.

Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being. Consequently, from July 2021, Relationships, along with Health Education, is statutory in both Primary and Secondary education and forms part of the National Curriculum.

This means that we have been reviewing our RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their: Age Physical and emotional maturity Religious and cultural backgrounds Special educational needs and disabilities.

RSHE Policy

Click here to view our RSHE Policy

RSHE Parental Consultation

Click here to complete stage 1 of the Parental Consultation.

Course Content

  • Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE).
  • Citizenship
  • Careers
  • Enterprise

Gifted and Talented Provision

  • Additional relevant tasks
  • Competitions, Clubs and Trip Opportunities

Extra Curricular Opportunities

  • External Enterprise competitions
  • Citizenship opportunities
  • Careers workshops
  • Independent careers advice


Although there is no formal assessment or examination at for PDP, teachers will keep record and record the progress of all students in their groups in order to ensure that they understand all of the key concepts.

Equipment Required

  • Imagination, creativity and enthusiasm.

Useful Websites

If you would like to discuss withdrawing your child from sex education lessons in our PDP curriculum, please complete the form below and we will contact you to discuss this request.