Learning to Lead
Learning to Lead 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 provides a structure that complements the delivery of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education.
Module A - Born to lead
In Module A, pupils are introduced to the idea that, throughout their lives, each of them must take responsibility for leading their personal development. The exploration of heroes, heroines, tyrants and tormentors helps to unravel the concepts of leadership. Working in groups and individually, pupils explore character qualities and leadership skills they must develop if they are to be ready for their ‘Big moment’.
Module B - Taking the lead
The 21 units of Module B actively encourage personal development. Creating a vision, articulating goals, team leading and speech writing are just some of the practical sessions that mingle with an examination of further leadership skills. The units are punctuated with tasks that encourage reflection and review. By the time pupils reach the final unit they are in a position to monitor their progress and plan their next steps.
Module C - Being a good leader
In Module C, we assume that pupils have accepted that our opening premise on leadership is true. Now is the time to learn about ‘Being a good leader’. Pupils are encouraged to seek out opportunities in school, at home, and in the community to further develop their skills.
The Learning to Lead programme has been specifically written for Key Stage 3 pupils. The main thrust is directed at personal development, ethics, morality and an awareness of community and social justice. It is designed to be acceptable to pupils from all backgrounds, cultures and beliefs.
The programme is extensively mapped to a number of statutory and non-statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff published by the Department for Education.
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