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Leadership is about supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a goal, and is a skill that is transferable across all aspects of life including school, college and work. The activities on this page help your students understand that being a leader means being proactive, being a good communicator, keeping a project on track and more – all traits that can aid success within their future careers.  

Teaching resources:

  • Leadership: Lesson plan and presentation slides - full lesson plan for use with a group of students in the classroom

Lesson plan

(25 - 45 minutes)

This lesson encourages students to explore the concept of leadership, its different styles and the importance of teamwork when being a leader. It also teaches students to be more inclusive of others when demonstrating leadership skills.

By the end of the lesson students will be able to:

  • Identify key leadership qualities
  • Give a wide variety of examples of leadership and recognise that anyone can be a leader
  • Understand the importance of teamwork as part of being a leader
  • Understand how to promote inclusivity whilst practising leadership skills in a classroom or workplace scenario

Continue developing your students’ leadership skills

After this lesson you might also complete the activities on  Communication an digital skills at work or  Building a positive online reputation. Why not build leadership skills as a focus into your wider curriculum? Refer to our Content guide to find out how LifeSkills resources can be used in PSHE, English lessons and much more.

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