Welcome to the Sir Herbert Leon Academy
Leon Academy is a well-established community school which has made significant improvements
since September to enable our students to achieve. Progress is happening at all levels from the completion
of our prestigious 3G Astroturf, which provides our students with exceptional
training facilities, to major re-structuring of school systems and structures.
Last term, we
changed the structure of the school day, going from a six lesson day of 50 minutes
to a five lesson day of 60 minutes, to improve depth of understanding and
subject mastery. In addition, we moved from a two-week to a one-week timetable
for consistency and we streamlined the curriculum. We also established our
Non-Negotiables for Students, Staff and the Senior Leadership Team to raise the
expectation of student Behaviour For Learning. All of these changes will have major
impact on the outcomes for our learners over the next few years.
these substantial changes, the academy is now embedding its systems and
structures to maximise student achievement. We are working hard to make this
school one of opportunity and aspiration alongside academic achievement. Our work on promoting Student Voice, our establishment
of a regular Parent Forum and our use of new technology to improve communication are all helping to create and promote our vision for a successful
future. Student achievement is tracked rigorously and our pastoral support
structures support our students and their families.
Sir Herbert Leon Academy are increasingly involved in school life and contribute
to decision-making at the highest level. Our community is increasingly proud of
its school and this will continue to develop and strengthen as the changes we
have made become fully embedded.
of mutual respect and collaboration between school, home and student will ensure
that our children benefit and leave us ready for the next stage of their lives.
Dr. Jo Trevenna
Head of School