skills for students
The Ivy House Award
The Ivy House Award brings the kind of personal and professional development usually reserved for the most senior execs, to students – at a time when it can make the biggest difference.
The Award develops leadership and life skills, giving students aged 15-18 the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to step up and take ownership of their future.
An award-winning programme developed by a team of leading executive coaches in partnership with forward-thinking head teachers, The Award gives schools the expert content, tools and support they need to deliver meaningful character education.
What is The Ivy House Award
The Award is the first programme of its kind. It distils the essence
of all our experience and learning and adapts it to this unique stage of life.
It enable students to gain clarity on who they are, what they want and
equips them with the skills they need to make conscious informed choices
about the direction they want their lives to take.
It’s an online, 2-part programme that first supports students in discovering their unique character; who they are, what they want and how they can play to their strengths and then develops a core set of skills critical to success.
The Award is built around 7 transformational leadership and life skills which are central to becoming an extraordinary leader and leading an extraordinary life. We call them the Ivy House 7 and they’re exactly what students taking The Award will develop.
Who is it for
If we believe the purpose of education is to prepare pupils to thrive now and in the future, then we have to develop skills that will enable them to do that – skills that allow them to become extraordinary leaders, lead extraordinary lives and stay on track regardless of what life throws at them.
Having spent 20 years working with over 40% of the FTSE 100 CEOs, we couldn’t help but wonder why these life-changing skills were only given to those who had already reached the pinnacle of their careers. Why weren’t we giving them to young people at a time when it could change the whole course of their lives?
That’s why we designed The Award – to deliver the essential aspects of this incredible learning to students aged 15-18, at a time when it can make the biggest difference.
How it works:
The Award can be run as a whole year, opt-in or extra-curricular activity. It can be facilitated face-to-face or virtually, meaning you can continue to support and develop your students no matter what.
Developing ownership, initiative, resilience, confidence and self-leadership, The Award bridges the gap between education and work, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to thrive, whatever their chosen path.
The Award delivers the very best personal learning with the flexibility of an online platform. It is made up of over 40 core videos, combined with a series of quizzes, psychometric tools, bespoke exercises and discussion topics.
Learners develop the confidence and skills they need to step up and take ownership of their future, including:
- How they show up at school and beyond
- The relationships they build
- The careers and paths they choose
- Their self-confidence
- The impact they make on the world
- How to pitch themselves at interview
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It could be the start of something extraordinary.