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We'd like to thank our customers, our schools, our supporters, our team and our incredible role models for all the work they've done over the last 10 years. We end this journey thankful for the time spent helping thousands children build their confidence, develop meaningful friendships and try new things.

Ages 8 - 11

Leadership Courses

Explore the concept of 'every day' leadership. Team challenges to explore strengths, empathise & connect with others and increase assertiveness & confidence.

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS: We accept childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare as payment for this course.

EXTENDED DAY: We offer an extended day on this course for a small additional fee.  -  UTC

Course name
Leadership Courses
Chelsea Academy
Age group
8 - 11
Times displayed in UTC
Extended day (optional extra)
 -  UTC

Support, encourage and motivate

The Leadership Course is designed to help your child:

  • connect with others and empathise 

  • understand their strengths

  • develop confidence & assertiveness

  • think about their impact on others

Everyday leadership

The course explores what great leadership looks like and how we can have a positive impact on others. The course includes fun activities which encourage the children to explore different ways of working together. They will be encouraged to reflect on the power of connection, listening and developing trust and respect amongst the people you lead.

What activities will the children do?

The course includes fun activities which encourage the children to explore different ways of working together and leading others. They will be encouraged to reflect on the power of connection, listening and developing trust and respect amongst the people you lead. Activities include the blind sandwich challenge and the 'hot orb' challenge which requires patience and teamwork!

Our pedagogy is under pinned by academic research and inspired by thought leaders in the space. Read more about our inspiration here.

Parents guide to the course

Join Louise, our Director of Character Education, as she takes you through the Leadership Course.

This video takes a deep dive describing what the course is all about and what your child will learn, together with ideas and strategies for supporting their learning at home.

Course timetable

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Registration, welcome and today's format | warm up games
Ice breaker activities, What makes a good leader? Growth mindset
Strengths and areas for development
Knowing yourself
Understanding others: Empathy and perspective
Challenge day
Healthy living & wellbeing (thought per day) and lunch
Play outside / games
Assembly: Successful leaders
Assembly: Leadership styles
Assembly: Getting others to listen
Assembly: How do you impact others?
Assembly: your team needs you!
Challenge task
Challenge task
Challenge task
Challenge task
Challenge day
Pupil reflection, feedback and target setting
Reflection and recognition
Home time

Chelsea Academy

Address: Lots Road, Greater London, SW10 0AB

We're pleased to offer this course at Chelsea Academy, an outstanding Academy school sponsored by both the Church of England and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It boasts modern and well-specified learning rooms. These inspirational spaces are ideal for children getting into a new mindset as they develop critical life skills with our Role Models.

Please note that unfortunately there is no on-site parking directly at the school.

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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 begins, we ask you to answer a few questions about your child and any specific needs they might have. We will also ask about food allergies, medical conditions and any additional needs that our Role Model needs to know about.

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.

Meet some of our inspirational Role Models

Included with this course

  • Each day you will receive a summary email, describing what was covered so you can discuss it with your child. We'll include a link to a personal web-page with photos and videos of your child taking part in the activities (if consent has been given).
  • At the end of the course you'll receive a set of top-tips on how you can support the development of life skills at home.
  • Your child will receive a branded official certificate to recognise completion of the course.
  • After the course has finished, you'll receive follow up videos, that you can watch with your child. These aim to remind your child of the key course themes.
  • Finally, you'll receive a written report from the Role Model working with your child, highlighting their strengths and areas for further development.

Recent reviews

from parents & children that attended this course

I think the course was really well thought out! It was amazing

- Sophie


Love the end of term report – it’s clear you have a very good understanding of the child! Qualified, thoughtful and useful feedback in the report

- Gabriella


The course was amazing and different

- Maha


My daughter worried a lot about things and I think this is the first step for her improvement. Thanks for all the help.

- Zahid


Frequently asked questions

What can my child expect?

Fun and fast paced learning! There will be a mixture of games, challenges, stories and activities all delivered by our Role Models who are experienced with working with this age range of children. There will be breaks built into the structure of the day including time for outside play (weather permitting!) during the lunch break.

Our courses are built on three elements:

  • Active learning

  • Ambitious content

  • Serious fun!

How should I explain this course to my child?

Our courses are 3, 4 or 5 days, lasting 5 hours each

You will be with a group of children which will be led by an inspirational Role Model

You can wear comfortable clothes

It will be a fun mixture of games, talking, watching some videos and thinking together with the group

We would love you tell us your ideas and feelings during the activities, being reflective and open to discussions means you'll get so much more from the course or club

We get great feedback from other children who have really enjoyed the experience

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.

Can I enrol two children onto the same course or club?

Yes of course! Contact us for information about multi-buy and referral discounts.

What type of child is this course designed for?

Our courses are not designed only 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.

How do I use my childcare vouchers?

If you are a recipient of childcare vouchers, then you can use those to pay for the course. Contact our team at and we'll validate your vouchers and then provide you with a personalised booking code.

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