Skill 10: Leadership
Give children small measures of responsibility to help them to develop leadership qualities
- Ask a child to help with setting up.
- Ask for ideas from children. If delivering through a story, one of your pupils could decide the theme.
- Consider giving children leadership roles, for example, to explain a task to others or to direct and organise others.
- Praise children when they display unprompted leadership characteristics.
Make sure each child understands the importance of their role. They should feel entrusted to complete something of importance and understand why what they're doing is necessary. This will inspire confidence and a sense of self-worth.
Remember to give EVERY child small leadership opportunities throughout the term, increasing the degrees of responsibility as and when they are ready.