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
Lesson PPT, paper, pen and colours.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives.
Group discussion: Ask the class to discuss what makes a great leader. Invite pupils to share their ideas and write them on the board.
Activity: Ask pupils to write down all the leadership characteristics they have. Pupils can share these with each other.
Group discussion: In small groups ask pupils to talk about times when they have been a leader. They can use the questions on slide 5 to guide them.
Activity session: Follow my leader – split the class into two groups. Each group must form a circle. 1 person from each group must leave the room. A leader is nominated from each group. They must start an action and the group must follow. The person who left the room must return and guess who the leader is. Swap who the leader is and who leaves the room.
Group activity: Working in small groups pupils must write down all the opportunities for them to be a leader in or out of school. Ask pupils to share their ideas with the class.
Activity: I am a leader - Working in pairs pupils must plan out a short playground game or activity which they could lead to younger pupils at their school. They must be prepared to share your idea with the class and lead your activity to another group.
Watch the video about leadership tips.
Read through the top tips to be a good leader.
Reflection time: Ask pupils to think about 3 things they have learnt today and what they will do differently in the future.