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Fairfield Leaders

At Fairfield we develop leadership skills in all our pupils, equipping each individual for future learning and success. The Fairfield Curriculum has leadership programmes available from Year 7 to Year 11. In Year 7 and Year 8 pupils participate in the Fairfield Leadership Award. In Year 9 pupils have the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. During Life Skills in Year 10 and Year 11 all pupils complete the Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award.

"Students’ views play an important role in identifying how the school can improve further"



Fairfield Leadership Award - Year 7 and Year 8

The Fairfield Leadership Award for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils recognises pupils’ leadership skills and the impact they have in the classroom, across the school and in the wider community. The process encourages pupils to: 

  • Critically self-reflect on their own skills as leaders.
  • Work collaboratively to plan how they will meet the criteria and evidence it.
  • Organise and structure their evidence.
  • Peer assess others’ work against the criteria.
  • Aspire to take on increasingly challenging leadership responsibilities.

The award itself provides valuable evidence of pupils’ all round achievements when planning their next steps whether that is applying for colleges, universities or jobs.

Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award - Year 10 and Year 11

Vision - The Young Leaders Award is a fully resourced leadership and character education programme designed to both enhance and form part of the school curriculum. It offers an exciting opportunity for your young people to:
• Engage in new learning experiences
• Grow in leadership, character and key life skills
• Discover the benefits of helping others

Action - As part of the Award students are empowered to ‘Be the change you
want to see’, taking action and serving others in their community through different challenges. Students take part in:
• Individually in the community
• Through team projects in the school community
• Through outreach into the wider community on a local, national or global scale

Learning - Within Life Skills lessons pupils will learn to:
• Explore and identify their leadership skills, character virtues and the importance of serving others
• Investigate the stories and impact of great leaders in society
• Examine the role they can play to bring unity to their communities, supporting and looking after the most vulnerable
• Develop the skills required to lead others and work effectively in a team

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