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Skylarks Leadership Course

For 14 to 16 year olds

Explore the importance of taking responsibility, owning your words & actions and how to lead in difficult times. Understand the difference between belonging & acceptance and how to speak your truth.

Skylarks Leadership Course
London Time
14 - 16 years
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Stepping up & taking responsibility

The Leadership Course is designed to help your child:

  • feel comfortable & be authentic
  • take responsibility
  • think ambitiously & positively about their future
  • lead others in a range of situations

Please note that this course will cover the same sessions covered in our weekly Masterclass for age 11-13.

Get the best from yourself & others

The course includes discussion work, self reflection and some videos are included. Each online session starts and ends with some energiser games making it easy for your child to focus for the full 60 minutes.

Course content

Speak Your Truth
Tue 04.10.22 @ 4:00 pm
Learn how to feel comfortable expressing your true self and how good this can feel! A true sense of belonging happens when we feel accepted for being our authentic self.
Owning your Words & Actions
Tue 11.10.22 @ 4:00 pm
Taking accountability for what you say and do is important. There are times when we need to stand by our actions and times when we may need to recognise the impact they’re having on others.
Leading in Difficult Times
Tue 18.10.22 @ 4:00 pm
Being a leader when things are going well seems easy. What about when the going gets tough? How can we lead to overcome challenges and help our team move forward during tough times?
Taking Responsibility
Tue 01.11.22 @ 5:00 pm
Shifting the blame can be all too easy. What part do you play in how your life feels or are you just a passive spectator?
What am I capable of?
Tue 08.11.22 @ 5:00 pm
What influence do you have on your future and what are you capable of? Dare to dream big and learn to develop your self-efficacy.

How does it work?

Our online courses are available for children aged 5-7, 8-10 & 11-13. They are made up of 60 minute sessions.

During the school holidays these courses are typically run on consecutive days. During term time they are scheduled once per week on the same day and at the same time.

Each course focuses on one of our core life skills; leadership, resilience, creative problem solving and collaboration, and also helps to develop a growth mindset and confidence.

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Our promise

We believe in the quality and impact of our work.

If you decide, after your first session, that our online courses are not a good fit for your child then we will provide a full refund of your total purchase.

Getting to know your child

All our courses are run in small groups. This ensures our Role Model can get to know each child individually.

To help with this, before the course beings, we ask you to answer a few questions about your child and any specific needs they might have.

It will only take a minute or two, and it ensures our Role Model has all the information they need to ensure your child has the best experience possible.

Included with all our online courses...

  • The role model will email you a summary of each session, describing what was covered so you can discuss it with your child.
  • You'll also receive a summary sheet, reminding you of the main themes of the session along with links to relevant videos and suggested reading material
  • You'll receive a top-tip that outlines how you can support your child's life skills at home.
  • We'll send you an offline activity - a fun and thought-provoking activity sheets for your child to complete in their own time.
  • You'll receive follow-up videos to watch that will remind your child of the key course themes.
  • Your child will receive a branded official certificate to recognise completion of the course.

Recent reviews

from parents & children that attended courses in the leadership series.

My son feels energized and motivated from the whole experience.
- Maya
Was listening in to the session it was very engaging with the child. My son is reserved I want him to develop his confidence. He didn't want to go on at first, but quickly warmed up. Thank you
- Linda
The course gave my son the opportunity to learn, discuss and reflect upon his, and others feelings, in a safe and secure environment. The strategies he learned will help to develop coping strategies and to promote his emotional and mental well being.
- Julia
It took no more than half a session for my daughter to love the class and the teacher. She is always happy and excited to attend the next class and I can easily tell the difference it makes to her view for herself and others. I highly recommend the class and the teacher and hope that many more topics will become available for the kids to develop these soft skills
- Maro

Frequently asked questions

How is the content delivered online and which software do you use?

Our online sessions are delivered using Zoom.

Please note that a free Zoom account and Zoom client software for PC, Mac or Linux is required in order to participate in these sessions. If you have not used Zoom before, you will need to Download Zoom and then Register an account.

You can register with your (the parent's) name/email address as during the first session it is possible to change the name displayed on the camera screen to your child’s.

Other notes on the online course:

  • Your child will need a quiet space and a computer/laptop/iPad with internet connection
  • The sessions will be interactive so they will need to be seen (using the computer camera/webcam) and heard (using the computer microphone or headset)
  • They will need a pen/pencil and paper during the sessions
  • It’s important the children are relaxed and comfortable; if possible please do help them get set up for the first session and be on hand for any technical difficulties
  • Following that, these sessions work best when children are given the independence to complete them alone rather than having other people listening and watching nearby. However please feel free to listen if you would like to!
  • The content of the sessions will include discussion, games, watching videos, and sharing thoughts and ideas with the group. The children may at times be required to type using the keyboard or answer verbally

More information will be shared in our pre-course email, which you will receive towards the end of the week before the course starts.

How should I explain this course to my child?
  • You will be on a 60minute video call (Zoom) led by one of our Role Models
  • There will be a group of between 1-9 children
  • You will have the chance to interact with the other learners and the Role Model
  • You can wear comfortable clothes and have a drink nearby in case you need it
  • It will be a fun session of games, talking, watching some videos and thinking together with the group
  • We would love you tell us your ideas and feelings during the session, so talking and participating is definitely encouraged! But if there’s anything you don’t want to do, you can just sit and listen
  • We can’t wait to meet you and learn some awesome new skills together!
How has the content been developed?

Our courses follow an education framework developed by teachers, education experts and business leaders. This framework, based on the work of the Partnership for 21st century learning', defines the skills and knowledge that children need to thrive at school, at home and beyond.

Our courses have been written by our Character Education team who are highly qualified educators with over 24 years of teaching experience. Our content emphasises the importance of developing essential key life skills alongside academic attainment, in order to thrive in life.

Who delivers the content?

Our highly experienced team of Role Models are passionate about both education and social & emotional wellbeing. They’re energetic, engaging and curious. They’re adept at combining educational rigour with fun, to create active learning environments that children love. All have been interviewed by our Recruitment Team and are reference and DBS checked.

What does my child need for an online course?
  • Paper and pen/pencil, colours
  • If a worksheet is required for use during the session this will be included in your pre-course email (if you are unable to print, plain paper will be fine)
  • Headphones (optional)
Can I enrol two children onto the same course?

Yes. However, you will need to pay for a course for each child. We would also encourage children to enter the sessions on separate devices (with headphones or in different spaces), however they can also join using the same device if needed.

What type of child is this course designed for?

Our courses are not designed for those who may be struggling with specific life skills. We believe all children can build on these essential skills in order to reach their full potential. Your child may need a boost in confidence, to strengthen their resilience or they may just need an opportunity to go outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves by working with new people.

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