Created: Sunday, 22 April 2018 11:00
Senior pupils from Leaways have been taking part in an extended work experience programme.
The Year 10 and Year 9 students are attending a variety of placements for a minimum of two hours a day for a nine week period and their feedback has been overwhelmingly positive about what they have learned and achieved.
Work experience is a vital tool in supporting students to understand what working life is like and supporting them with regard to their choices after Leaways. The students have appreciated this opportunity and there have been a number of stand-out successes among the cohort.
The managera local restaurant where one pupil was working was so impressed by him that she extended his hours and has discussed the possibility of an apprenticeship with them, if he wanted to apply when he leaves school.
One Year 9 student has been described by the manager of the bike repair business where he is working as "incredibly talented" and his placement has been extended until the end of the school year.
Two Year 10s have impressed oung Hackney so much that they have had their day extended and are now working as Sports Leaders in local primary schools.
Well done to everyone for their hard work and determination to make their placements a success!
Year 9 will begin the process of preparing for work experience this term with a series of workshops and a careers interview to help them begin to think about their options post-16.
Students currently on work experience are also going to be involved in supporting Year 9 to make their decisions and understand what they will learn from the whole process.
Created: Friday, 02 March 2018 17:11
As part of a school project on The Normans, students and staff from Leaways School made a visit to the Tower of London.
This History trip saw students visit the White Tower which was built by William the Conqueror in 1078. The pupils were excited to see the tower as well as a selection of armour from through the ages.
The highlight of any trip to the Tower of London is always seeing the Crown Jewels and learning more about the Tower's most famous residents, the Ravens.
A great time was had by all. The day was full of interesting facts and jaw-dropping architecture and the children felt it was an outstanding educational trip and a fun day.