Learn to lead
Empowering individuals – Improving society
With ten years’ experience behind us, we take engagement to a new level, so that from the very young upwards, people have responsibility and ownership and can run things for themselves. Our expertise is in providing structures, working in co-production with tools, training and inspiration to enable people to work together in teams to bring about the positive changes they wish for. The outcomes are transformational, individuals growing in confidence, self-esteem and ownership, and the whole culture of an organisation changing to one where everyone is ‘doing’ rather than feeling 'done to’.
Helping you identify key aspects of successful implementation, and students assess their development
Designed for link staff to review their progress with others, swap ideas and plan for the future.
Organisations new to Learn to lead receive a comprehensive package of support, training and resources.
A comprehensive ‘how-to-do-it’ manual and a range of other vital resources
Schools involved for over 2 years can work towards the Gold Award – an important quality mark.
A range of training is available, externally, in-house or with clusters of schools in a chain or local area
After an amazing 15 years working with Learn to lead, I am delighted to be passing on my role to young people who we have been mentoring for the past years in preparation for this moment. Anyone who has attended a training will know our story of origin in one school – The Blue school, […]
Students from fifteen schools across the Whole Education network have begun integrating Learn to lead into their schools, as part of Cabinet Office and Pears Foundation’s ‘National Youth Social Action Fund’. Five students and two members of staff from schools spanning across the country, from Whitstable in Kent to Whitby in North Yorkshire, have […]
‘This Is Our School’ planning took place this term at The Blue School which involved 260 year 7’s off timetable for the day. Completing ‘This is our School Survey’ and working on some great ideas for new teams including Dyslexia Support Team and ways to improve their school community. The Blue School Fundraising team […]
This award is for an individual,team or organisation that has used technology in an innovative and person-centred way to enhance the life of an individual or a group of people; or indeed the whole service. Initial interviews were held lat week and the winner will be announced at a ceremony on the 7th December. Good […]
WECIL grew out of a need for disabled people to manage and run their own services. Twenty years later, they are now one of the largest Centres for Independent Living – supporting disabled people with a wide range of services. Learn to lead were approached by WECIL to provide a two day training in Co-production […]
Read what people say about our approach and our work
“I used to think about school – get it over and done with. I didn’t think much of it. Now I am going out of my way to help the school rather than just turn up.”- Secondary School Student
“Learn to Lead has given the school a real buzz. The fact that students can see something they want to change and make it happen is amazing.”- Secondary School Student
“The more centrally I put the ethos and tools of LtoL into my teaching practice, the more my students take ownership of their learning. How else can we achieve more grade As to Cs?”
- Secondary School Teacher
“I’m proud of our Gold Arts Award and of course our Ofsted Outstanding category, but I’m most proud of our achievements through Learn to Lead”- Secondary Principal
“Through Learn to Lead we encourage every person to have a greater voice and involvement in the life and development of their communities, so that they really are THEIR communities.”- Manager, Camphill Village Trust
“There is an unspoken trust and expectation given to the children which encourages ever more responsibility and develops a sense of pride and ownership in all that is done. The children grow in stature and confidence about who they are and what they can do.”- Primary Headteacher
“It gives children a real chance to take on projects, to lead, and to learn those life skills like independence, working with others, having ideas, and seeing problems to a solution. And all for the general good of the school.”- Primary Headteacher
“Learn to Lead has transformed the school in a way that I never thought possible. It has been an absolute privilege to witness such incredible transformations in students as individuals that will serve them for the rest of their lives.”- Liz Shuttleworth
“I haven’t stopped talking about Learning to Lead since my visit. They really do seem to have taken student involvement and voice to a new level.”- Sir Tim Brighouse