We believe that leadership learning, both implicit and explicit, can and should permeate all subjects as well as the general ethos, culture and community of our Academy. Embedding leadership within the curriculum provides our young people with the language and tools to help them develop their leadership skills.

In the regular timetable, Leadership skills are taught as discrete behaviours through the Citizenship Curriculum. Throughout the year, we also organise Leadership Days – intensive learning experiences, which are linked to pupils’ passions, aspirations and development needs. Pupils participate in cross-curricular projects that foster their leadership capacities and provide the opportunity for pupils to apply their leadership skills in real and simulated age appropriate situations.

Be Your Best Projects 

We encourage all our pupils and staff to ‘Be their best’. We believe it is our responsibility to care for our communities and the environment. Our Be Your Best projects and drop-down events promote community service, social cohesion and mutual understanding, so that together we can make our world a better place. Throughout the year all pupils will have the opportunity to live out our Star values by organising and participating in various volunteer and charity initiatives which help make our Blackpool a cleaner, happier and safer place.  

Days with a Difference KS3

Our ‘Days with a Difference’ enhance our pupils understanding of active citizenship and leadership skills through learning about a range of issues, such as healthy relationships and lifestyles, faiths and cultures, pupil voice, the environment other contemporary issues.  Pupils learn about leadership through advocacy and have the opportunity to work with outside organisations.  

Star Diploma  

The purpose of the Star Diploma is to encourage pupils to develop their performance, moral and civic leadership – rewarding them for attending fully and working hard in lessons, showing excellent character development in and around school and showing a commitment to their local community.  

At the end of the year, the pupils’ attendance, behaviour points and community service record will be used to decide which award students will receive: Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum.