We believe passionately about the benefits of leadership for every young person, as well as recognise the crucial and beneficial role young people play in delivering school and community sport opportunities for others.
The leadership ladder aims to outline the leadership journey for young people:
The leadership learning experience can take place through primary, secondary, FE and HE settings as well as in the community, at both a national and local level.
Within each stage of the ladder, the aim is to outline:
- The learning outcomes
- Training opportunities
- Deployment opportunities
The leadership journey is not always linear, and through different roles and opportunities young people will move between the steps but continue to develop their skills in a broad range of settings.
The important outcome of this journey is that a young person can articulate the skills they have developed and understand the opportunities and next steps, to support them doing this they can access the Lead 2 Employability website.
Lead 2 Employability is a resource for you and your pupils to help them log their leadership hours. Lead 2 Employability is an online system which gives young people the opportunity to log and record their volunteering hours and experiences.
Through the system, young people are linked to a mentor (this would be you or whoever has the leadership role within school) within their school who supports them in their volunteering and development as a young volunteer as well as verifying their school volunteering hours.
The system is for young people aged 14-19 and in education that have a school mentor assigned to support them. The mentor needs to register on Lead 2 Employability to confirm the young person to the system. Parental consent is also needed depending on their age.
Lead 2 Employability helps young people to:
- Record and evidence volunteering activities
- Gain recognition for the volunteering they do
- Reflect and review their volunteering experience
It also provides insurance cover for young volunteers whilst they are volunteering in the community setting.
To register to use the system, please visit the Lead 2 Employability website. Once you have registered, you can then download an app from iTunes, Blackberry App World and Google Play Store.
Your Partnership Manager is:
Stockton Schools Sport Partnership
Northfield School & Sports College
Telephone: 01642 539562