Using the Curriculum

Lifelong Learning - Chalkboard

We have designed the curriculum with flexibility in mind so you decide how you want to use it.

All the lessons and resources it contains have been designed to be completed in a fifty or sixty minute lesson to help with your planning.

Whether you decide to use the curriculum in its entirety, to create enrichment days, as a library for teachers or just want to pull out specific exercises to support current learning – it is down to you.

The lessons will provide support from years 5/6 primary right through to year 13 (14 in Northern Ireland). They will need some adapting for younger pupils.   

The content of many of the lessons are more usually used with leaders or individuals later in their lives and they have been adapted to use across a wide age and ability range. You would just vary the depth of explanations and speed of delivery to match the age and abilities of the students.

The exercises have been fully tested in schools and also with high potential and senior leaders in education, sport and business. They are designed to motivate and inspire people to be ambitious and to set challenging goals for themselves and then to take responsibility for achieving them. They will build character and resilience, increase confidence, raise ambition and improve achievement and results.

Below are some of the ways you might choose to use the programme and once you own it we are here to support you and provide suggestions and advice as needed.

 

As a Full Year Programme

Schools we work with are often looking for ways to inspire their students, to raise ambition and to support them in realising their full potential.  They also look to enhance their PSHE offering or to fill mentor or tutor time with quality outcomes.  The programme will allow you do this.  Even if you are running the programme fully you can still choose how to deliver the lessons, ranging from following the plans fully to adapting the lessons or just using those exercises that meet your current needs.

 

For Enrichment Days

The programme is already broken down into 7 areas.

Creating success deals with understanding what successful people do and adopting these habits for your student’s successful lives.

Coaching for success takes the lessons from high performers in all fields and teaches the coaching skills needed to self coach and coach others to achieve the best performance possible.

Resources for success shows how everyone can use their own internal resources from their body, mind, emotion and spirit to achieve the success they want.

Leading for success shares the secrets of high performance leaders and teams and will enable everyone to lead themselves, lead others and be part of a successful team.

Presenting for success shows how successful people are able to engage an audience and other people through preparing and delivering an engaging presentation or talk.

Resilience for success shares the 7 steps needed to build resilience and to successfully recover from setbacks in order to achieve success.

Growth mindset for success shares the research from Professor Carol Dweck and through a step by step approach you can help staff and students understand her work and learn how to adapt their approach to achieve more.

Within each of these areas the lessons are themed and numbered and therefore lend themselves to themed half or full days.

Enrichment days you might run include

  • Understanding Success – Lessons 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 (3 hours)
  • Planning for Action – Lessons 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 (3 hours)
  • Questioning, Listening and Feedback Skills – Lessons 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.8  (4 hours)
  • Developing a Positive Mental Attitude – Lessons 3.6, 3.7, 3.9, 3.10 (4 hours)
  • Leading Yourself and Others – Lessons 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 (4 hours)
  • Working as a Team – Lessons 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8 (4 hours)
  • Combining any of the Resources for Success lessons that cover using body, mind, emotion and spirit (each are 2 x 1 hour)

You can increase or reduce times by adding or removing individual exercises and you may not want to complete every part of each lesson.  These are suggestions and are what other schools have run.  You can combine any of the lessons as needed to meet the needs of your students, curriculum and timetable.

 

Use Specific Lessons or Exercises as Needed

You can use specific lessons or exercises as you need them to meet your learning needs or to combine with other programmes you may already be running.  The 63 one hour lessons (plus extension tasks) provide a valuable and flexible resource to support you in fully engaging all your students and helping to raise their aspirations and provide the skills to meet them.

We will be adding new lessons and resources to meet the needs of the 21st Century and enhance learning, enjoyment and performance and to provide further all round skills development to enhance employability.

 

What They Say

Take a look at what one school say about the programme.