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

14 September

The Outcome Star Evaluation Training 24th September 2014 – Places remaining, book soon.

Posted in Secondary schools

For Secondary Link Teachers and Year 10 Students upwards The Outcome Star is a tried & tested tool for supporting and measuring change. Increasingly schools want hard evidence of impact on students involved in programmes. What impact is Learn to lead having on your students? Following development with Triangle, Learn to lead are delighted to […]

16 July

Michael Eavis Presents Learn to lead Gold Award

  Well done Critchill School on your Gold Award status, Here is Tony holding the award with Bethia from Critchill with Michael Eavis. Thank you to Amy Johnson in the background who created the award for us from the Blue School.

1 July

National leaders for student voice

Posted in Learn to lead

On Thursday the 19th June, Professor Chris Woods was speaking at a Somerset Secondary Heads conference about the London Challenge and recognised Blue School – origin of Learn to lead as “national leaders for student voice” .  Amongst other themes around participation, much needed conversations are being had about developing relationships between rural and city schools, […]

12 June

Congratulations to Critchill School who receive Learn to lead Gold Award !

Posted in Learn to lead

Critchill School are pleased to announce that they are the first special school to be awarded Learn to Lead Gold Award. The Pupils have worked tremendously hard to achieve the Gold Award, it makes us really proud to be part of Learn to Lead at Critchill. The most recent success being: The Uniform Team organised […]

12 June

Social Enterprise Qualifications accrediting work for positive social change

Posted in Learn to lead

SEQ is a progression ladder of UK qualifications accrediting and encouraging anyone interested in working for positive social change.From fundraising fetes to charity auctions, many people organise and undertake a range of positive, social and environmental activities through which they generate income.With the arrival of SEQ, there is now a route to recognise, encourage and […]

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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