STUDENTS COMPLETE THE IVY HOUSE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME
A group of Year 13 students have completed the Ivy House leadership programme and were presented with their certificates by our guest speaker, Squadron Leader Beresford (retired) from the RAF.
The Ivy House Award, sponsored by NatWest, is a fantastic programme to enhance careers and employability that develops leadership, confidence and life skills. The Award gives students aged 16-18, the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to step up and take ownership of their future and career paths.
The programme covered 20 sessions, all designed to deepen students’ understanding of who they are, the life they want to create and begin developing the skills necessary to make it happen. Harry Beresford, from Richmond School, facilitated the learning so that students could have face-to-face support each week, in addition to the online support.
Further information about the Ivy House Award can be found here.
Squadron Leader Beresford (retired) gave a very inspiring talk where he outlined his experiences in the RAF and how his career developed from when he was one of the youngest pilots in the RAF, to more recently where he has been using his leadership and coaching skills and advising others. The talk linked really well to the Ivy House programme and the key leadership areas that students have been learning about.
Freddie Hopkins, the outreach officer from Uni Connect also attended and delivered a careers workshop with the students to help them with their Post-18 choices. Students were presented with their certificates by Squadron Leader Beresford (retired) and Mrs Richardson, Assistant Headteacher for Richmond Sixth Form College.
Ms Mannion, Careers Leader, said “We are very grateful to Squadron Leader Beresford (retired) for giving up his time to support our students, his talk was genuinely inspirational, and the students really benefited. The Ivy House group of students have made real progress this year with their understanding of leadership and have developed in self-confidence”.