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Education – Nigerian Community Leeds


Children born between 1/09/02 - 31/08/03 must apply by the 31/10/13for a secondary school place.
Excel@NCL is an award winning Supplementary School founded in May 2007.
It forms part of Nigerian Community Leeds (NCL).
The Supplementary School is designed to:

provide pupils with better understanding of Nigerian Heritage by focusing on ourdiverse cultural values, traditions and moral teachings using storytelling, dancedrama, food and music to help pupils understand the rich cultural heritage of thevarious tribes in Nigeria.

We aim to create a child friendly and safe environment, where children can learnwhile having fun with the support of the volunteers and parents. The children are
encouraged to be independent; develop and achieve their full potential in a positive
and encouraging atmosphere.

We offer a wide range of teachings such as numeracy and literacy, Nigerian
drumming & dancing, drama, the three main Nigerian languages, and cooking
Nigerian snacks workshops. Our mission is to positively celebrate Nigeria’s rich

The objectives of the EXCEL @ NCL are:

  • To Provide peer support for childen ‘new’ to Education in UK and those
    achieving below parental and teachers’ expectations in schools.
  • To provide specific education for self-identity using Mother tongue, music, dance and story-telling
  • To introduce Basic Life Skills, Finance Skills and citizenship education to lay a solid foundation for social development
  • To help prepare pupils for SATS in Maths, English and Science

2012 Annual Achievements of EXCEL@NCL

  • Maths and English support for Foundation stage and Key Stage 1 by
  • Dancing and Drumming workshops
  • African Story books library – novels for all ages
  • Mother tongue classes in Yoruba and Hausa
  • Children’s NCL 10th Anniversary Party
  • Performances at annual Black History Month activities at Leeds City Museum
  • The children successfully acted three plays last year based on Nigerian Culture

Our goals for 2013:

  • African Story books library – for all ages. Children will be encouraged to
    borrow reading books from the library. These will be supplemented with
    key words to learn to read and spell for KS1. Parent will be encouraged to
    support their child/children at home because we believe that sharing a book
    for just ten minutes every day with a child makes a tremendous difference to
    their progress.
  • Provide support in Maths for Key Stages 1&2 every Saturday during term
  • Mother tongue classes in Yoruba, Hausa and Ibo.
  • Children’s day Party
  • Fun activities at the Leeds African Cup of Nations (LACoN)
  • Performance at the Independence day Party
  • African cooking workshops
  • Educational trips
  • Performances at annual Black History Month activities at Leeds City Museum

Some of our Excel@NCL volunteers

Excel@NCL volunteersContact details:
Mrs Josephine Ogieva
Acting Coordinator
Unit 14 Cubic Business Centre,
533 Stanningley Road,
LS 13 4EN
Tel: 07932609073

Our Coordinator

For more

information on EXCEL@NCL or if you would like to volunteer with us
please contact us via email preferably.