Recruitment: Leaders Unlocked supported the college to recruit 15 Leyton Sixth Form College students to participate in the project, all with a keen interest in student leadership and making a difference to their college community. The students were guided by Leaders Unlocked throughout the project.
Workshops: Over the course of three workshops, we supported the students to design, develop and deliver a staff training programme aimed at reducing exclusion. The first of these sessions explored the students own experiences within the classroom and the second was a creative workshop to design the training. The third was a training workshop to equip the students with the skills to deliver the staff training.
Delivery: The project concluded with the students delivering the training workshop they had designed to college staff. The training explored: the types of interactions which can result in students being sent out of the classroom or excluded; practical strategies to avoid the escalation of classroom situations; and how we can better understand the motivations and behaviours of young people at a challenging point in their lives.