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, 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’.

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Training and Resources

Development & Evaluation Tools Development & Evaluation Tools

Helping you identify key aspects of successful implementation, and students assess their development

Review and Renew Workshop Review and Renew Workshop

Designed for link staff to review their progress with others, swap ideas and plan for the future.

Introductory Training Package Introductory Training Package

Organisations new to Learn to lead receive a comprehensive package of support, training and resources.

Resources Resources

A comprehensive ‘how-to-do-it’ manual and a range of other vital resources

Gold Award Gold Award

Schools involved for over 2 years can work towards the Gold Award – an important quality mark.

Ongoing Support and Training Ongoing Support and Training

A range of training is available, externally, in-house or with clusters of schools in a chain or local area

Latest news and articles

17 December

Team created to help children affected by the Chernobyl crisis

Posted in Learn to lead

The Zashirye Link is a Learn to lead Team at the Blue School, Wells whose main aim is to establish a strong link with a school in Zashirye, Belarus where the Chernobyl Reactor exploded 26 years ago. We created the group to help children affected by the Chernobyl crisis and to learn about the difference […]

17 December

Co-production with Sturts Farm Community Trust

Posted in Learn to lead

During November, Learn to lead began working with  Sturts  Community Trust which is an exciting venture based on a  90 acre working organic biodynamic farm in Dorset.  Sturts Farm provides land-based work opportunities, individualised support and supported living for adults who have a learning disability. The houses on the farm are part of a housing association, so […]

14 December

Start up your Equalities Teams, 2 day Training – Book now

March 17th & 18th 2015 – Booking Now The Learn to lead ‘Equalities Team’ in Chew Valley School is becoming well known for its success in changing homophobic attitudes  and having a huge impact on reducing bullying. This began as a project to support women and children suffering abuse and violence in the home. This escalated into counteracting […]

10 December

First Set of teams trained at Bridge learning Campus, Bristol

Bridge Learning Campus, Hartcliffe, Bristol has had a busy couple of months. Although Learn to lead is very much in it’s early stages, their first sets of teams have now been trained and include: Anti-Bullying Support Fundraising Quiet Team Dance Team BLC Radio Better Food Team   The teams have just started meeting on a […]

10 December

Over 140 students choose to make a difference

Posted in Learn to lead

At St. Anne’s Catholic School and Sixth Form College in Southampton, there are now over 140 self-elected students spread over eleven Learn to lead teams that aim to make a difference to the school community in the area they have chosen. The teams have had a morning’s training in which they have learnt how to […]

What people say

Read what people say about our approach and our work

  • Secondary School Student

    “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
  • 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
  • Secondary School Teacher

    “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
  • Secondary Principal

    “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
  • Manager, Camphill Village Trust

    “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
  • Primary Headteacher

    “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
  • 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
  • Liz Shuttleworth

    “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
  • Sir Tim Brighouse

    “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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