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
STIR started as an online magazine and has now launched as a quarterly print magazine that features articles and interviews on the international co-operative movement, the emergence of the commons and collaborative networks, and other community-orientated alternatives in technology, agriculture, food, sports, energy, education and other important aspects of our lives. StirToAction’s summer issue features an […]
Aylestone Business & Enterprise College hosted the first Herefordshire student leaders conference in June. 12 local secondary schools sent a selection of their year 9 students to attend this free of charge conference. A range of workshops aimed to help develop leadership skills were attended and very well received. Floyd Woodrow gave a motivational and […]
Learn to lead has been working with Bath & North East Somerset in collaboration with Commissioners of Children and young People and some of their providers to establish co-producing services for children and young people . Ten providers are involved so far are: B&NES Carers Centre Bath Area Play Project Southside Family Project WECIL Ltd SARI Mentoring Plus Quarriers Time2Share […]
Orchard School, a large secondary school in Bristol, have joined the Learn to lead community and have just completed their 2 days in school training covering the first two years of activity. This will ensure the benefits of the initial training and investment are realised for the whole school. “ Over the two days we have […]
Learn to lead teams at The Blue School, a Secondary school based in Somerset, have been busy ! here is a quick update from some of the teams. The Chicken Team take delivery of 8 new hens The Rocket Team demonstrate their new drone to visitors. They secured a £500 grant from the Institute […]
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
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