Key Skills for Success

Key Skills for Success consists of three independent modules, each designed and specifically written to support secondary school teachers in their endeavour to explicitly teach character qualities and leadership skills to their pupils.

The programme consists of 5 - 6 hours of ‘teaching and learning’ experiences per module and is designed to promote the development of the character qualities and leadership skills identified as essential for pupils to make the transition to further education and/or employment.

Each fully resourced module culminates in a final activity that will support the delivery of your current curriculum provision.

My Personal Skills Profile - Pupils write a personal statement.
Communication - Pupils prepare a video response to the interview question ‘So, tell me about yourself?’
Teamwork - Pupils examine the recruitment and interview process.

My Personal Skills Profile

This module aims to help pupils to understand:

That there is potential for greatness in every individual.
That good leaders judge individuals by personal characteristics and not physical appearance.
The importance of self-confidence.
The importance of knowing who you are and what you can do.

By the end of the module pupils should recognise:

The behaviours of those with low self-esteem.
Simple ways in which you can help to build confidence in yourself and others.
The qualities that can be developed to help you succeed.


This module aims to help pupils to understand:

The value of clear, honest expression.
The importance of emotional literacy.
Why effective listening matters.
How to respond when listening.
The power of the spoken word.
The skills of an effective speaker.

By the end of the module pupils should recognise:

The importance of listening as a skill.
The importance of communication.
Some of the key characteristics of an effective speaker.


This module aims to help pupils to understand:

The difference between a team, a group and an individual.
That teams have the power to achieve more than an individual.
That teams rely on each individual’s contribution.
That no individual is more important than the team.
That each individual contributes a distinct skill to the team.
A team will fail without commitment from all its members.

By the end of the module pupils should recognise:

The benefits of working in teams.
That good teams will outperform a group.
That leadership changes within the team.

Optional Module

My Image

This module aims to provide pupils with the opportunity to:

Explore the global issue of ‘Education for a better world’.
Act on an international, national or local level.
Plan and initiate, in collaboration with others, an activity as part of this larger project.

My Image

Feedback from pupils

What do pupils think?