Created: Thursday, 23 August 2018 12:05
Pupils at our specialist school in London have been celebrating their recent exam results.
The pupils, from Leaways School London, achieved qualifications including Functional Skills and GCSEs in subjects including Maths and English. 100% of leavers will go on to further education, employment or training. Some students at the school achieved more than five formal qualifications each.
Leaways, a day school in Clapton, Hackney, provides education and care for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and also has a specialist unit supporting children with an autism spectrum condition.
Across the school students undertook a range of qualifications including history, maths and English and each student has left with at least a formal qualification in both mathematics and English.
Head Teacher Richard Gadd said: "At Leaways we support young people who have struggled to achieve in mainstream settings as they were unable to meet their individual learning needs. Many of those young people have experienced disrupted educational careers as a result.
“For these children, sitting any sort of formal examination or working towards a qualification can be a challenge. However, we’re extremely proud to say these are challenges they have risen to again this year which has seen them all achieve college, training or work placements.
“These achievements and qualifications will give the young people a solid foundation to build their futures. They have all done extremely well.”
The school is part of the Kedleston Group which has a range of residential and day schools across the UK. Across the company’s seven secondary schools, pupils achieved a range of qualifications with hundreds of achievements recorded for students across more than 90 different qualifications on offer.
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.