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
Steiner Academy Frome have recently received a full two day training, with a great group of students and a great enthusiastic link teacher. They are now thinking about establishing the first teams and working on a planning session that will work in their context. The whole school planning session is going to start using years […]
Learn to lead were submitted as part of a small funding bid for an ongoing project with carers in Bristol by the Carers Centre. The bid was successful and we have two training sessions in the diary with a mix of carers, volunteers and staff at the carers centre. The intention is to set up projects […]
After many conversations with the NCS, Learn to lead have now begun to deliver sessions as part of the NCS Kickstart pilot programme. The aim of the pilot is to work with graduates of NCS to develop a way in which young people can take more of a lead in the organisation and activities. There […]
Two projects will be using Learn to lead as the model for community engagement. One is a feasibility study around community heating in the village of Whichford and the other is around collaborating with churches to develop community enterprise. Learn to lead’s co-production model is proving successful in helping these smaller community projects and we […]
Our directors, Cerise and Max, were invited to run sessions on the themes of citizenship and participation at Frome Town Council’s recent ‘Make it Happen’ youth festival on the 20th and 21st of March. We took groups of between 130-150 students each day from Oakfield Academy and Selwood Academy in Frome through a selection of […]
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