The content of the course was very good and applied well to pupils. Some of it was very interesting and I often found myself listening in!
Relevance to pupils
The course was adapted to suit S5/6 pupils and the aims were very relevant to the pupils. Many of them said that they wanted to gain confidence, be better leaders. I think they did get that from the sessions.
Style of delivery
The delivery was on power point, (without too many for the pupils to read) videos, quizzes, whole class and paired discussion. It was a relaxed lesson where the pupils had freedom to voice their opinions, challenge each other and reflect. The presenters were honest about their experiences and talked to the pupils like adults.
Engagement of pupils
Most pupils were engaged and Andy and the others were very good at encouraging them to reflect and voice their opinions to the room. Some pupils lacked confidence in the beginning, but were improving as they progressed through the course.
Caroline, a Chemistry teacher in a highly successful Edinburgh Secondary State
"[It was] rare to find a programme of such quality that genuinely looks to develop, identify and celebrate leadership skills in high school students.”
Ross Rahimian, the Supports for Pupils Leader teacher at Tynecastle High School
"A thoroughly well planned and delivered session that engaged our students throughout. The speakers were inspiring and motivating giving a strong message about the importance of self worth and how to make a difference . A really great session by Mary and her team at Lead.”
Mairi MacDermot, a History teacher at Royal High School in Edinburgh