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 others.
Supports pupils understanding of how being respectful can help them to be a good leader.
Equipment and Resources
Lesson PPT, paper, pen and colours.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives.
Ask students to think of someone they know personally who they consider a leader, such as a coach, teacher, pastor, or family member.
Sharing leadership – explain that we can all be leaders. Ask pupils to share some ways that they have been a leader at school or at home.
Watch the video about leadership on slide 2.
Follow my leader – Divide pupils into small groups and ask them to nominate a leader. Pupils must take it in turns to do actions or move around the room with their group following them. Explain what makes someone a good leader and write it on the board e.g., communication, smiling etc.
Line up – Divide pupils into small groups. Tell each group that they must get in line according to the letter of their first name, in order of shoe size or birthday etc. Talk about how pupils were leading each other during the task.
I am a leader – Ask pupils to draw a picture of when they have been a leader recently and then ask them to draw a picture of 3 people who they might lead. Print off slide 3 to use as a template.
LEADER – Divide the children into small groups and give each group 2 letters from the word “leader”. The children must then think of something that begins with those letters that can help them be a good leader. They must then read out their words to the class. Examples can be: Listen, exciting etc.
Being a leader- Print off multiple sets of the “examples of leadership cards” on slide 4. Ask pupils to take one card each and explain to them that this is what they need to try and work on over the next week.
Reflection time: Ask pupils to think about how they could be a leader over the next week.