Our exciting new Leadership Programme for pupils at St Andrew’s Prep School has begun with the start of the Christmas Term. The pupils were introduced to seven main principles which can help them to become leaders in whatever sphere of life they choose to be, with the dream of them ‘changing the world’.
- TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
- SET GOALS
- LIVE WITH INTEGRITY AND PURPOSE
- CARE FOR OTHERS
- RESPECT OPINIONS
- RECOGNISE GIFTS IN OTHERS
- TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
Please see Bible verses to support each principle in the gallery below.
The children are encouraged to find areas in which they can lead others, based on a series of core values which are reflective of the Christian ethos of the school. From the youngest of our children in Reception, all the way through to our leavers in Year 8, the children are encouraged and given guidance in developing their characters in ways which help them to become leaders. These areas are founded on Biblical principles and focus on every child discovering the gifts which God has given them and allowing them to shine as brightly as possible.
Following this introduction, the pupils have looked in more focus at two of the seven principles; ‘Be responsible’ and ‘Set goals’. For each principle, there has been a chapel, showing the biblical foundation for these principles, as well as a tutor session where they have studied the practical application of the principle in their own lives. Staff have been supporting whenever they have seen the pupils living out these principles, with rewards and praise being given to those who have shown themselves to be developing their leadership traits.
Moving forward, more displays will be going up around the school, to support the understanding of the different principles, whilst children’s progress will be tracked, so that they know where their strengths and weaknesses are and can consequently develop as rounded leaders. We believe that a focus on these core values gives our children the basis from which to leave our school as leaders in whatever walk of life they may then pursue; as individuals who will tackle both academic and co-curricular challenges with an attitude which can only lead to success.
These are exciting times for our leader pupils at St Andrew’s and we look forward to your support in ensuring this is not just a programme for when pupils are at school, but also at home.