Leeds, United Kingdom. Building a city-wide arts and heritage
curriculum to improve life chances.
In England, central Government guides the National Curriculum. Within this, schools can choose topics and how they teach. Teachers in Leeds wanted a more relevant curriculum for their pupils, and content that supported wellbeing, mental health
and a sense of belonging.
The Leeds Curriculum provides the local relevance and can be tailored to pupils in any area of the city. It ‘gives pupils roots to give them wings’ (First Nations proverb).