At the Leigh Academy we see proficiency in computing as an essential skill for our learners and their future, and recognise the power it has to enhance and enrich the learning process. It is currently a subject of national importance and there are significant developments ahead. The staff of the ICT Learning area are committed to raising students’ aspirations and achievement and have a long, successful history of doing so.
Students have one Computing lesson per week, and from September 2014 following our revised Key Stage 3 Computing curriculum modules are outlined below:
The Principals, other senior leaders and governors, provide outstanding leadership.Ofsted
Relationships are enhanced by the college structure. Students say, and inspectors agree, that there is a close family feel to being in a smaller college unit, and that students enjoy school more because of this.Ofsted
Students participate readily in the wide range of sports, social, art, music and drama activities that the school provides. Many students attend the after school and weekend revision clubs that staff provide.Ofsted
The school organises the wide range of subjects it teaches extremely well, and reviews them regularly, adjusting its provision to meet the changing needs of students.Ofsted
Teaching is challenging. It is based on accurate assessment of how well students make progress, what their individual learning needs are, and what kinds of activities will best make sure that they learn well.Ofsted
Students make outstanding progress in English and mathematics. Students’ progress in business, design and technology, ICT and physical education is also outstanding. Students make good progress overall.Ofsted