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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.

Leadership Passport

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.

Bolt on National Governing Body courses (2015-16)

If you are part of a Y9 Leadership Academy this year then you can also access the following courses. These courses are appropriate to your age and the qualification is the first step on the ladder to becoming a coach or an official in that sport.

Spaces are limited on each course. Therefore, you will need to ask your Partnership Manager permission to access the course and ideally you should have a keen interest in that sport and not just apply to do everything.

Course Name




Closing Date


Inclusive Leadership Academy

Monday 30th November 2015

9:45am – 2pm

Marsh House Sports Centre, Billingham

Wednesday 25th November

Emma Turnbull

Netball Young leaders Award

Tuesday 12th January 2016

10am – 2pm

Eston Leisure Centre

Thursday 17th December 2015

Claire Tennyson

Badminton Leaders Award


Monday 18th January 2016


Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Monday 11th January 2016

Alison Raw

Hockey Leaders Award



Outwood Academy, Acklam

Friday 12th February 2016

Anne Vickers

Tennis Leaders Awards

Monday 14th March 2016

12:30 arrival,

Saltburn Leisure Centre

Friday 12th February 2016

Pam Dodds

Cricket Leaders Award


Wednesday 4th May 2016


Marsh House Sports Centre, Billingham

Wednesday 27th April 2016

Emma Turnbull

Tri Golf Leaders Award

Friday 6th May 2016


Seaton Domes, Hartlepool

Friday 25th March 2016

Lisa Garrett

Athletics Leaders Course


Tuesday 7th June 2016

9am – 4pm

Middlesbrough Sports Village

Friday 6th May 2016

Malcolm Dewell


Your Partnership Manager is:

Emma Turnbull
Stockton Schools Sport Partnership
Northfield School & Sports College

Telephone: 01642 539562