Leeds Learning Alliance

Wetherby high School are proud partners in the Leeds Learning Alliance. As a group of successful colleges, universities, schools, academies, charities, settings, and public services, representing over 40,000 learners, our work is committed to Leeds’s ambition to be a strong economy in a compassionate city.

The alliance was founded on a shared commitment to strengthen the way children and young people are supported in Leeds, which is reflected in their mission statement “Young People and Community First”. We firmly believe in the mission and are committed to inclusion, close collaboration and high-level ambition. 

This alliance also provides opportunities for Wetherby High School students to experience enrichment activities provided through collaboration with the organisations involved. This includes inspirational speakers from Leeds Rhinos, character development programmes from the Leeds United Foundation, Higher Education experiences with Leeds Trinity University and much more.  

We are delighted to share the first annual report for the Leeds Learning Alliance 2019/2020. The report captures the LLA’s commitment to supporting the city and in particular the children, families and communities at risk of ‘missing out’. The report offers a real insight into how we are working together focused on inclusion, collaboration and ambition, putting the outcomes for children, young people and the community first. 

Click here to read the full annual report.

More information on the Leeds Learning Alliance can be found here.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan

Rhinos Assistant Coach, Jamie Jones-Buchanan joined us in school during October.  Jamie delivered an assembly to our Y9’s and Y10’s about how people from different backgrounds cultures and personalities all can come together to achieve goals . Much like he did when he played for Leeds Rhino’s in their most successful era where they dominated world rugby league. 

After the assembly he moved to the outside to the field where he delivered a rugby session to our Y9 Cambridge national students. Learning some new ‘tricks’ on how to pass correctly. 
Moving onto the whiteroom where JJB was joined by a selection of our PE students to have lunch and lots of selfies. 
A truly inspirational day encouraging students to be the best version of themselves.