Educating future leaders


Teacher, leader, chairman

As a teacher and school leader for much of his career, LEAP’s new chairman, Grant Nupen, also has invaluable corporate experience. Nupen is now an evaluator at Umalusi and a Trustee […]


The power of one

The challenges we face in South Africa often seem overwhelming, particularly in education where the news is frequently alarming. Throw in structural inequality, low skills, high unemployment and scores of […]


Great aspirations

LEAP works with partners in South Africa and the United States, to make teaching aspirational and accessible for young graduates. With the second annual Aspiring Teachers Summit, the Ed-Tech Summit reaching […]


The Learning Way

The LEAP Learning Way is a guide, particularly for teachers and student teachers, on how to facilitate effective learning. Executive Director, John Gilmour, explains how it helps teachers to be fully conscious of where each child is in the learning process and so enable them to take the next significant steps in their lives.


Reflections: 10 years of LEAP

Reflecting on LEAP’s beginnings in 2004 and its growth – from a single school serving Langa to six no-fee, independent schools in three provinces – John Gilmour remembers the sheer joy of doing things differently.


Values - Everyone at LEAP commits to:

  • Being kind, honest and healthy
  • Being punctual and looking good
  • Working hard and never giving up
  • Admitting and learning from mistakes
  • Confronting issues and being open to change
  • Working together and sharing