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, 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
2 Day Secondary Training – March 17th & 18th 2015 This two day training models the Learn to lead approach through its underlying ethos and the active use of the tools and offers an inspiring introduction that is designed to equip people to go back with the enthusiasm and confidence to implement the approach. Tools are […]
St Mark’s Secondary School, which is a relative newcomer to Learn to lead, is working with the Strategic Lead for participation in B&NES, to run the next Young Parliament which will take place on June 25th at St Mark’s School. The Learn to lead team will be running assemblies, consulting with the whole school and […]
Children and Young People in B&NES are leading the way in Equalities campaigns. There are now 30 established E Teams (Equalities Teams) run along Learn to lead lines in schools and other settings. Their work is making a huge impact in reducing bullying, homophobic attitudes and behaviour and in helping schools develop a tolerant and […]
PUPILS who have a say in how their school is run are more likely to achieve even if they come from disadvantaged backgrounds, a new study has shown. Researchers from Stirling University found secondary schools in deprived areas where pupils did better than expected in exams placed a premium on engagement with pupils. The report, […]
This year the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will be looking at how well the UK is protecting children’s human rights. Last time this happened, CRAE coordinated a broad coalition of NGO/academics etc to tell our side of the story to the UN and supported children to do the same. For children […]
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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