Our aim is to develop the potential of all our students and the curriculum is designed to meet their individual needs. We do our very best to ensure that they are on the right course to enable them to progress. Further information about the curriculum followed by specific year groups can be found on the Key Stage 3 (Year 9) and Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) pages. Information about aspects of the curriculum common to students in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 is given below. Further information about individual subjects can also be found on the subjects pages.

Career Information Advice and Guidance (CAIG)

We are proud of the high quality careers advice and guidance provided in school. Students are offered at least one interview with a specialist careers adviser in the last year of their compulsory education.  A number of events, integrated into the school Business, Careers and Enterprise Programme offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students information about all of the post-16 options available to them, including further education, apprenticeships and other work-based learning.

Click here to view the school CAIG Policy.

PSHCE (Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education)

Our PSHCE curriculum challenges students to become creative, successful and happy individuals.   We aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge they will need to face current and topical issues and that will allow them to respond with resilience to future change and challenge in their personal lives and the wider world. PSHCE is delivered primarily through input from specialist external providers supplemented through discrete delivery across the academic curriculum and during tutorial RISE sessions.

LEAP (Learning Enrichment and Achievement Programme)

LEAP aims to increase students’ wider engagement with learning, raise career aspirations, increase self-esteem and improve broader employability. LEAP projects are delivered in six two hour sessions once a fortnight. Students typically complete one LEAP project per term; although a limited number of projects (e.g. Duke of Edinburgh Award, Prince’s Trust Achieve Club) run across a full academic year. Year 10 students may complete Work Experience in place of one LEAP project in the spring or summer term. LEAP projects for 2017-18 are:

  • 3D Computer Animation
  • Alternative Sports and Fitness
  • Astronomy
  • Drama
  • Emotional Health and Well Being
  • Find Break and Escape
  • Football Training
  • Forensics
  • Industry Partnership and Employability
  • Japanese Culture
  • Krav Maga Martial Arts
  • Law and Democracy
  • Photography
  • Raspberry Robotics
  • School of Rock
  • Spanish Language Culture and History
  • Stitching
  • Street Food
  • Study Skills
  • Team Building
  • Upcycle Your Wardrobe
  • Work Experience

Religious Studies (RS)

Religious studies education is provided for all students as required by law. The programme is wide ranging and inclusive and delivered by external organisations, through activities in tutor groups and in year group assemblies. Parents have the legal right to withdraw their child from these sessions and alternative provision will be provided. Parents are welcome to discuss any issues with the school.

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)

The overall aim of sex and relationships education (SRE) at Leek High School is to support the personal and social development of every student, ensuring that they have the ability to accept their own and others’ sexuality in positive ways and to enjoy relationships based on mutual respect and responsibility, free from any abuse.  All students have the right to experience a programme of sex education and personal development at a level that is appropriate to their age and physical development that prepares them for adult life. Our SRE programme is wide ranging and inclusive and delivered through a range of activities throughout the year, many of which are delivered by specialist outside agencies.

RISE (Reading, Intervention, Support and Enrichment)

In order to support every student to make the best possible progress thirty minutes are set aside each day for RISE (Reading, Intervention, Support and Enrichment) activities. During this time our students have individual or small group catch-up/booster sessions, time for silent reading, peer support/mentoring, year group/house assemblies, PSHCE sessions, or curriculum enrichment activities.



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