Leadership is a quality that all children at Lichfield Cathedral School are encouraged and supported to develop. Pupils from Pre-School to Year 6 take on the role of leaders of their own learning. Through the curriculum and co-curricular activities, all pupils are encouraged to develop the skills necessary to be a leader, ensuring that all students perceive themselves as leaders and have the opportunity and confidence to take on leadership roles.
Junior leadership roles challenge children to develop a sense of vision and purpose as they take on responsibilities and use decision making skills in order to carry a project through to a successful conclusion. They develop interpersonal and intrapersonal skills including communication, negotiation, team work and reflection. Pupils are given opportunities to develop the skills of active, reflective listeners who respond effectively as they work with others to determine and achieve collective goals.
Embedded in our Ethical Leadership Programme are formalised leadership roles such as Form Captains and Vice-Captains, Librarians and representatives on the School Council. Pupils in Year 4 regularly act as guides for prospective parents and are responsible for being excellent ambassadors for the School. The Playground Buddy system provides children with the chance to show empathy and develop their individual capacity to lead and influence others in a responsible manner.
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