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
A great title, but this article in the TES last week opened with a provocative and downright disrespectful statement! “Undoubtedly, 14-year-olds can sometimes be insightful. But more often they are likely to be banal, arbitrary and shallow – and ill-equipped to evaluate pedagogic expertise.” Claire Fox, director and founder of the British think-tank the Institute […]
Schools already doing Learn to lead can now access a wide range of courses and services to enrich and build on what they are already doing. This includes ‘Enriching the curriculum’, Media Team training for students, and opportunities for students to attend Review and Renew Days. Click here for the full programme of events To […]
It was great to receive this lovely note recently: “Thank you so much for an inspiring and uplifting two days last week. It helps remind us what is important about teaching – the pupils and assisting them to take on active roles in their adult lives. The tools you have devised are very powerful: I […]
“Through social action young people can see for themselves the powerful difference they can make to their own lives, and the people around them in their wider community”, said Mr Clegg yesterday. Mr Miliband added that “we have the chance to unlock so much potential in this country.” For any of us to realise our […]
There was much reporting yesterday about the new youth social action campaign led by Prince Charles, ‘Step Up To Serve’ – it aims to increase those aged 10-20 involved in social projects from 29% to 50% by 2020. The main idea seems to be to “help youth organisations across the country increase opportunities to help […]
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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