Client Case Study:
Emerge Leadership: Student Leadership development
programme for ‘Sudent Mentors’ at North
Errol Lawson - June 2014
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In April, May and June 2014 Errol Lawson and the team from Emerge Leadership
delivered the ﬁrst Student Leadership development programme for Year 12 students at
North Birmingham Academy. NBA is a good and fast improving school in inner city
Birmingham. The school leaders identiﬁed that one of the ways to improve student
behaviour in key stage 3 and 4 was to empower and equip older students to provide
mentorship to selective younger students that were having behavioural challenges. In
order to equip the year 12 student mentors with the skills and conﬁdence they needed to
be able to fulﬁl their role we were asked to come in to provide some extensive training. !
The training, which was designed to be fun, interactive and experiential, was
structured in 8 x two hour sessions that took place fortnightly. The training covered the
Coaching skills: The GROW model of coaching. The difference between direct and
indirect coaching. How to provide coaching in a school context. Practical coaching
Team working skills: Students took part in a range of experiential learning team
work challenges. The challenges were designed to enable the leaders to consider the role
they play in helping to make sure the team effective and to understand the relationship
between the leader and the team. !
Goal Setting: (Joint session with the mentors and mentees) Students were able to
understand the power and purpose of goal setting and they were also given the
opportunity to set goals for their lives in 6 areas. The guest speaker for this particular
workshop was local entrepreneur Jamie Dunn. !
Personal Leadership: Students were able to understand what their core values are.
In turn how their values effect there beliefs, their beliefs effect their behaviour and their
behaviour their results. They were able to critically analyse their own behaviour and
decide upon some changes that need to take place in order to improve their results. They
were also able to get an understanding as to how this might help them to get results out of
the students they were supporting. !
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Emotional intelligence: What is emotional intelligence? Why is it important? How
do we develop it? What difference does it make?!
Father deﬁcit: Students were able to get an understanding of the impact of father
deﬁcit upon the lives of the young people they are mentoring and also upon their own
lives. The large majority of the students we worked with had fathers that were absent
from their home. The students were able to empathise with a young person that might be
struggling with their behaviour due to father deﬁcit. !
Bullying and Peer pressure: Local youth work organisation ‘Urban Devotion’
facilitated this session with us. We looked at the impact of bullying and peer pressure,
some of the reasons why it happens and how we could help both the bullied and the bully. !
The training took place over 3 months. During that three month period changes in
behaviour were identiﬁed in several students. We have established a great relationship
with the staff at NBA and with the students and we’re are looking forward to going back
to deliver the programme for a new group of year 12 ad 13 students in September 2014. !
“Our year 12 students were trained to become peer mentors for the Academy's more
challenging 11-16 students. The programme encouraged them to be reﬂective about their
own pathways, to develop resilience and empathy when dealing with their mentees as
well as caring and nurturing to improve the younger student's attitudes towards learning.
Not only has this beneﬁted the Academy, it has been a rewarding experience for the year
12s involved and given them a valuable string to their UCAS application bow.”"
Y13 PAL (Progress and Aspirations Leader)"
North Birmingham Academy"
We would like to say a special thanks to Sam Kibble, Louise Maher, Jonathan
Kirkham and all the students at NBA that made the programme a success. !
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About Emerge Leadership !
We specialise in going into schools and delivering coaching and workshops for
students and teachers all on the topic of leadership.
We run workshops that range from 2 hour sessions up to 5 week programmes, for
between 16 - 60 students at a time. We cover a range of topics including:
Public Speaking and Communication Skills
Critical Thinking Skills
Gifted and Talented workshops
Peer Mentoring and much more.
We've worked in over 40 schools across the UK in the last 12 months, raising
student aspiration and motivating them towards their potential.
What makes us different from other providers are the amazing stories of real-life
transformation that our facilitators share. We are known for stimulating change in
attitude of even the most challenging students and enabling the top students to aim
To discuss our programmes and how we might be able to serve your school or
organisation please get in touch. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org or call 00 44
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