Our Curriculum

We offer a holistic approach to learning that caters to learners’ learning difficulties and aims to offer support and use research-supported methodologies that help children become independent and acquire essential academic and daily living skills.

At Lead Future, we understand that communication is a fundamental part of learning and a skill that needs to be easily mastered and used by every learner. We promote the use of AAC devices and methods in classrooms and around the school. No learner should be without their “voice” every minute of their day.



Learners will be grouped according to their learning needs with an age variance of +/- 2 years. Classes will have between 8-10 learners in a class depending on their support needs and each class will have a qualified teacher and a teaching assistant.

We run two parallel curriculums for learners between the ages of 7-14 years of age


Learners will learn 6 subjects

  • Maths
  • English (Home language)
  • Life Orientation
  • Computer Literacy
  • Physical Education
  • Natural Science

The level at which a learner takes these subjects is dependent upon their skills, therefore no grading system can be accurately used due to splinter skills in some cases

Functional Academics

Learner will learn 6 subjects with goals derived from their Individualized Education Plan. This curriculum is meant to equip learners with academic skills at a functional level.

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Life Orientation
  • Computer Literacy
  • Physical Education
  • Natural Science

Learners will be screened for suitable learning curriculum

We run two parallel curriculums for children between the ages of 15-18 years

DCAPS (Differentiated CAPS curriculum)

Learner will have the option of taking up the 6 subjects offered in the intermediate phase and levels will depend on the child’s skills and abilities

Vocational curriculum

A vocational curriculum is offered to children on a rotational basis. Each term learners will be introduced to and taught different trades (vocations). They will then choose the one they liked at the end of the year and continue with it the following academic year.

  • Hairdressing
  • Carpentry
  • Baking and Patisserie
  • Fashion and Designing
  • Food and Nutrition