Welcome to JOSEPH LECKIE ACADEMY
Welcome to Joseph Leckie Academy which was created on February 1st 2012 from the former Joseph Leckie Community Technology College. We were the first technology college in the borough of Walsall and have been at the cutting edge of
educational and curriculum developments over the past 15 years.
The conversion to Academy status brings with it a wealth of opportunities for our students, staff and the communities we serve in the South of Walsall.
Joseph Leckie Academy Sixth Form is a vibrant, bustling place and we are passionate about helping students achieve their potential in a safe, supportive and professional environment. We believe that success is achieved through partnership and are proud of the high standards of teaching, monitoring and pastoral support we provide for all students.
Joseph Leckie Academy provides a safe and challenging environment which maximises opportunities for all members of the community. We work in partnership with parents to equip all of our students to be confident and effective young people and lifelong learners.
We aim to be a place of learning in which all our students can:
- achieve their full potential;
- develop the skills of independent enquiry;
- work co-operatively with others;
- lay the foundations for a happy, successful and healthy adult life;
- be equipped with the skills that will enable them to participate effectively in an ever changing society;
- understand issues of right and wrong;
- develop an awareness of the role and contribution of the individual within the local, national and international context.
Our Sports Facilities:
- Sports hall with four badminton courts
- Gymnasium / dance studio
- 25m swimming pool
- Extensive playing fields for football, rounders, softball and athletics
- Tarmac netball courts
- Students also have access to the Fitness Suite at Wolverhampton University
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
In becoming an Academy, Joseph Leckie has retained its technological ethos. We are richly equipped with the latest ICT facilities, including over 600 high-speed internetlinked computers, interactive whiteboards and a state-ofthe-art video conferencing suite and many more facilities to support personalised and advanced learning.
The Colin Beilby Building
The new building opened in September 2009, which is the first phase of a total rebuild of Joseph Leckie Academy.
It comprises 18 classrooms all with fully integrated ICT facilities and Wi-Fi connectivity, along with a drama theatre, dedicated drama classroom, offices, an ICT server centre and network rooms and a host of small meeting rooms.
At Joseph Leckie Academy, we place great importance on recognising every student as an individual and aim to match our teaching to their specific learning needs. We focus on providing personalised learning – assisted by the latest technology – for every student at the Academy. For further information on the support available regarding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, please contact Mr P Walters, SENCO, who is based at the Academy.
We believe in the importance of every student having a tutor who closely monitors attendance and academic progress, and who is available to support the students with any personal issues that may affect their academic performance. Time is set aside, four mornings per week, to set personal and academic targets, discuss citizenship and other issues. Students are also encouraged to become involved with Student Council affairs and planning for assemblies.
The House system and vertical tutor groups allow brothers and sisters to be grouped together, helping to alleviate any fears new students may have about moving from primary to secondary school. Older students help younger students by mentoring and supporting them.
Careers Education and Guidance
The Academy has an in-house Careers Consultant from Connexions who is vailable for students throughout the week. We provide a full programme of Careers education and Guidance to all students from the ages of 11 to 19 and believe this to be a critical part of learning. In addition to this, work placements across a wide variety of careers areas are available to students in Year 11 and Post-16 Education. This will help broaden both their understanding and, most importantly, the opportunities available to them in the world of work.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact JOSEPH LECKIE ACADEMY directly.