Clayesmore’s LEAP, or the academic extension programme for Year 12, took place in the last two weeks of June which were filled with an impressive array of activities. One of these was the Business LEAP Challenge in which ten teams were tasked by Mark Fisher, Chief Development Officer of Merlin Entertainment, to plan and market a new theme park.
Clayesmore’s Senior Deputy, James Carpenter, writes about Clayesmore’s approach to teaching the “most able”.
Every employer understands the paradox: the most able people at work are often not the most academically well-qualified. Able pupils need to be challenged, of course, but they also need to learn to problem-solve, to collaborate and to communicate.