Educating future leaders


Stepping up to lead

LEAP believes in creating opportunities for gifted leaders to emerge and inspire the next generation. This is Charles (Muzi) Manzini’s journey to a management position at LEAP 1 – Langa.


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.


A journey of change

Giving up a career in biotechnology to become a science teacher at LEAP 2, Babele Emedi soon showed his passion and skills and joined the leadership team. He has just returned from six months in Texas on the KIPP School Leadership Programme.


Working hard at LEAP Schools

Making work cool

In the days of high-speed internet, mobile phones and instant everything, the concept of ‘work ethic’ may seem a little old-fashioned. We spoke to instructional developer, Glenn Bunger, to find out how to make work cool again.


‘Third tier’ of education shows encouraging results

When the Mail & Guardian arrived at LEAP 4 in Diepsloot, we were led past brightly painted walls to meet our guides in the busy staff room, grade 10 pupils Ilana Ngwenya and Vusi Mkhandawirne. “Are you the head girl?” we asked Ilana. “No. We are all leaders here,” she said. “Shall we begin our tour?”


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