In line with our Academy Vision of offering an all-round, broad and enriching curriculum, Leeds East Academy endeavours to provide a holistic and wide variety of extracurricular activities to broaden our pupils’ horizons even further. Our dedicated teachers and support staff understand that the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities helps pupils develop invaluable skills and talents that are vital for personal develop and that colleges and employers look for. Whether it’s within Soaring to Success, extra-curricular clubs, workshops, or trips, there are opportunities for all.
Everyone Exceptional (E1E)
'Everyone Exceptional' has been developed at Leeds East Academy to ensure that all pupils experience enrichment opportunities, receive further support in literacy and have access to targeted intervention in preparation for their GCSEs.
For Key Stage 3 'Everyone Exceptional' consists of three strands focused on developing highly ambitious pupils through the explicit teaching of:
1. Literacy: Reading, Vocabulary, Oracy (Discussion and Debate), Writing
2. Creativity and Innovation
3. Health & Wellbeing
The first is centred around literacy which is key to their personal development and consequentially their achievements at GCSE. Through the exploration of different texts and mythology pupils are supported in reading and comprehension. During these sessions pupils also receive explicit teaching and guidance on how to present their views using a technical debating framework and speak confidently in public. These are invaluable skills that pupils can then transfer to their other subjects across the curriculum.
The second strand enables pupils to take part in different creative activities that they may not normally access outside of school thus promoting social equality and mobility. In year 9 pupils have the opportunity to experience the different options that are available at key stage 4, which exposes them to the curriculum choices on offer enabling them to make more informed decisions about future study at KS4.
The third strand will provide students to develop their understanding of how to achieve positive health and wellbeing through the exploration of sex and relationships, financial planning, health and social care, careers and mental health and wellbeing.
In Key Stage 4 'Everyone Exceptional' is dedicated to targeted intervention, providing an additional two hours per week for pupils to receive personalised and targeted support delivered by subject specialists. Using information on pupil progress and individual areas for development, pupils are carefully grouped, and specific sessions are planned by Curriculum Leaders to provide a quality provision to ensure that all pupils are confident in their learning.
Year 7 Tuesday
To provide further experiences to pupils, specialists from Leeds City College come to Leeds East Academy on Tuesday afternoons to provide a rotation of activities for our year 7 pupils. In order to benefit from the creative subjects offered by Leeds City College, year 7 will have an extended school day on a Tuesday, meaning that they will finish at 3.50pm.
Upon successful completion of this programme with Leeds City College, pupils will have the opportunity to attend a formal graduation ceremony at the University of Leeds.
Elite Coaching Pathway
Year 8's will have the opportunity to select one Elite Coach they would like to be taught by over a half term from professionals such as Leeds United, Phoenix Dance Company, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, American Football Coach and Professional DJ's.
After School Activities