Leader, motivate, inspire, praise, reward, help, support, encourage, role model, goal setting and communication.
Helps pupils to understand courtesy and manners.
Supports pupils understanding of respect and how they respect other people.
Supports pupils understanding of how being respectful can help them be a good leader.
Equipment and Resources
Paper, pen, and colours.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives.
Group activity: In small groups ask pupils to talk about people they know who are leaders. For example, teachers, coaches, parents, or family members. Pupils must write down the qualities these people have that makes them a good leader. Groups must feedback to the class.
Group activity: Working in groups pupils must discuss and write down what leaders are and what leaders are not. Each group should feedback their answers to the class.
Activity: Pupils must write down all the leadership characteristics they have.
Watch the video about kid president being an awesome leader.
Class activity: Pupils must walk around the room and find someone different for each activity in the grid on slide 7. Print this slide out so pupils can complete the activity.
Group discussion: Ask pupils to discuss when they have been a leader and to talk through the questions on slide 8.
Pairs activity: Leadership role play - working in pairs pupils must choose a card from slide 9 and act it out. Pupils must read the description on each card and perform a role play to show what they would do in each situation if they were a leader.
Class activity: As a class discuss all the ways pupils could improve their leadership skills in or out of school. Create a list on the board.
Leadership poster: Pupils must design a poster to show all the tops tips for being a great leader.
Reflection time: Ask pupils to think about 3 things they have learnt today and what they will do differently in the future.