Academy Information

Within the Leggott Academy we aim to provide a supportive and safe environment where all our students are stretched and challenged to succeed and excel. Our core values are clearly represented in the following points:

  • We value and respect all students providing an environment in which students can learn and develop skills to progress them beyond the Academy;
  • We keep our Academy and our students safe;
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of others is at the heart of our Academy and all the work we do;
  • We have high expectations of students and staff and believe all students matter equally;
  • We expect all our students to come to Academy lessons prepared and ready to learn so they can achieve their potential;
  • We believe in individuality and aim to develop students’ self-esteem, self-worth and talent;
  • We invest in the talents of our staff and students, encouraging innovative ways of working/new ways of thinking;
  • We aim to develop all students’ resilience, encouraging all students to demonstrate determination and perseverance even through difficult times.

Our values are underpinned by the Fundamental British values. Our ethos and culture promotes the values of:

  • democracy;
  • the rule of law;
  • individual liberty;
  • a mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and for those without faith.

These key values form a significant part of our tutorial programme and are also embedded within the curriculum. Leggott Academy focuses on promoting these important values through assemblies, form activities and with support from external agencies, visiting speakers and enrichment activities.

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils at all times
  • Teachers are aware of which pupils (that they teach) are eligible for the pupil premium
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups – vulnerable groups may be academically low attainers who are vulnerable to under-attainment, but may also be vulnerable for other non-academic reasons which affect their health and wellbeing
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • The range of provision the Principal and Governors consider making for this group could include:
    • 1-1 support with a teacher or TA out of normal lesson time
    • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through Academic Advocates, Learning Support Assistant or Trained TAs
    • Provision will not be aimed at EHCP or other SEN children as funding for need is already in place

Leggott Academy is committed to promoting a culture of mutual respect and excellent standards of behaviour. The health, safety and wellbeing of every young person is of paramount importance to us. Both staff and students are listened to, concerns are taken seriously and issues are addressed swiftly. The college has a dedicated safeguarding team on site. In addition, each student will meet with their dedicated mentor on a regular basis and also have a dedicated higher level teaching assistant on hand in every lesson. We provide a safe environment in which young people can flourish and enjoy their time at the Academy. Safeguarding Policy Safeguarding Lead & Designated Child Protection Officer – Claire Holmes Designated Safeguarding Lead

Nominated Safeguarding Officer – Emma Taylor


CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre for information and advice and make a report directly to CEOP.

  • Leon Riley – Principal
  • Claire Holmes – Deputy Principal
  • Kelly Rinaldi – Assistant Principal
  • Katy Boulton – Student Services and Administration Manager
  • James Brough – Head of Year 10 & 11
  • Emma Taylor - Raising Standards Advocate
  • Jack Leeson - Engagement & Enrichment Advocate
  • Hayley Farrell – SENCO

The college facilities include a dedicated base for the Leggott Academy, state-of-the-art classrooms, IT study spaces, library, science laboratories, photographic studio, dance studio, drama theatre, two music recording suites, multi-use games area (MUGA), three football pitches, one rugby pitch, sports hall and multiple café and refreshment areas. These facilities will ensure that students make a successful transition into their chosen progression pathway.


  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE Science Combined (equivalent to 2 GCSEs)
  • GCSE Maths
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE French
  • GCSE Statistics


  • GCSE Physics
  • GCSE Biology
  • GCSE Chemistry GCSE Art & Photography
  • GCSE Business
  • GCSE Sport
  • GCSE Drama
  • GCSE Engineering
  • GCSE Dance

All students undertake weekly reflective thought, drop down day for Religious Studies and have input from BIG talk regarding sex education which is provided through external support.


More information about John Leggott College can be found in our Key Documents area

  1. Leggott Academy Behaviour Policy
  2. Admissions Policy
  3. Safeguarding Policy
  4. Complaints Procedure Policy
  5. Whistleblowing Policy

View our latest Ofsted Report here. Learners benefit from a broad curriculum offer, including humanities, languages and religious education. Younger learners are confident, articulate and demonstrate good behaviour around the college.

Students at Leggott Academy will not be required to wear a uniform, however all students must attend in appropriate clothing and adhere to the dress code. In specialist subject areas the following clothing is required: – A lab coat in science lessons – An appropriate PE and Dance kit comprising of shorts or leggings and a plain t-shirt. All students will be given an ID badge and lanyard which they must wear whilst onsite, at all times.

The Pupil Premium (PP) is allocated to local authorities and schools/academies that have students on roll that have been known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. For each student on roll, £935 is allocated which is added to the school/Academy budget. Schools/Academies have the task of spending the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils, whilst not creating divisions in provision and potentially damaging the attainment of other pupils too. Click here to see our 2018/19 Pupil Premium Report.

  • Results
  • Key Stage 4 Performance Tables

How long is the Leggott Academy Day?

The Leggott Academy day is 8.50am – 400pm. The curriculum will be delivered five days per week over the course of two academic years.


Do students have to pay to attend?

No – the Academy is free to attend in the same way that state schools are – there are no fees.


Why can 14 year olds now choose to leave their current school?

The Government now allows colleges to directly recruit students aged 14-16. The Government believes that for many young people, widening the options at Key Stage 4 as students embark on their Level 2 courses can give them the best chance to succeed.


Can students still receive free school meals?

Yes. Eligible students will still receive free school meals, just as they would at their current school.


Who will be teaching?

Students will be taught by fully qualified subject specialist teachers, all of whom have been formally graded as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’. These teachers all have an excellent track record of supporting learners to achieve outstanding results in their subject areas.


Careers Programme & Gatsby Benchmarks

All students within the Academy are entitled to a 1-on-1 with an impartial Careers Advisor and opportunities to undertake work experience placements within their chosen interest.   To view the full Careers Programme click here. Our careers programme is reviewed annually at the end of the academic year. The Gatsby Benchmarks provides a framework as to what a good careers provision should look like. To view the Gatsby Benchmarks, please click here.  

Careers & Progression Manager

Katie Tune 01724 407102   This statement sets out John Leggott Colleges arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the College/Academy for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the College’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997. 

John Leggott Academy SEND Information

  • Claire Holmes – Deputy Principal
  • Kelly Rinaldi Assistant Principal
  • Hayley Farrell – SENCO & Designated Looked after teacher 
  • Ann Moore & Sylvia Hotchin– SEN Governors   

This information is published in conjunction with the local authorities Local Offer which can be found at:   

What does SEND mean?

Within the SEND code of Practice 2014, the term SEND is given as, ‘A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be for him or her’ The code continues to state that a child or young person have a learning difficulty or disability if they; ‘have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for other of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 options’ John Leggott Academy aims to provide a supportive and safe environment where all our students are stretched and challenged to succeed and excel. Through our core values and principles we aim to provide; a learning environment where teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the learners at all times. To ensure this is achieved appropriate provision is made for learners who belong to vulnerable groups – vulnerable groups may be academically low attainers who are vulnerable to under attainment, but also be vulnerable for other non-academic reasons which affect their health and wellbeing. The different range of provision include;

  • 1-1 support with a teacher, or learning support assistant out of normal lesson time
  • Support within the classroom from a Learning Support Assistant
  • Intervention sessions provided through Teaching staff, Raising Standards Advocates, Academic advocates and Learning Support Assistants.

It is the responsibility of the JLC Academy in collaboration with the student, parents and carers, external professionals and the Local Authority as required, to remove barriers to learning and enable each student to access education appropriate to each individual need and abilities.   

How do we identify learners with SEN and assess their needs? 

The majority of learners joining the Leggott Academy in year 10 have already been identified with Special Educational Needs and will have already have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) in place. All learners are monitored and tracked by our teaching staff through termly assessments and are reviewed and discussed at termly meetings. Where concerns are raised this will involve further communication with the SENCO to identify alternative methods of support to establish whether different teaching strategies, additional resources or more targeted support is required. Parents and carers are key to supporting the learner’s progress therefore communication is had with them throughout the whole year.  

Liaison with Parents and Carers

Leggott Academy seeks to foster positive relationships with parent and carers through reports, telephone, parent’s evenings and meetings. All support will be discussed and agreed with parents and carers. The views of parents/carers and learners are of the utmost importance when agreeing support plans. Further support for both families and learners with SEN can be found on North Lincolnshire Council website regarding the local offer   

Teaching and Learning

We aim to ensure that all learner have access to a full curriculum and can use all the facilities within the College. Reasonable adjustments and resources are differentiated to ensure that all learners particular academic and personal development needs are met. Assessment for learning is used to support planning for different levels of attainment. Intervention sessions are available for all learners across JLC Academy and can further tailored intervention sessions can be implemented to support specific learning needs. The Inclusive Learning Team are a group of dedicated Learning Support Assistants (LSA) who provide essential support to learners with additional needs, helping them gain full access to the curriculum and wider college activities. In addition, the LSAs can provide in-class support, revision help, tailored resources to suit learning styles, and also personal support such as note-taking, exam preparation, organisational skills, confidence building, developing your social skills and creating techniques that you can use in the future to help make you more independent.   


For any queries regarding support for your learner, initially please contact their form tutor or head of year – James Brough on

For any queries regarding specific SEN support or concerns please contact the SENCO, Hayley Farrell on 01724 407068 or via email on