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Aims and objectives of Programme

To deliver a high class programme suitable for preparing students to meet the needs of society.

Personal objectives

The programme aims to enable students to :

  • Be proud of themselves, their work ethic and actions, responsibility and accountability
  • Seek ambition, drive focus, reliability, loyalty and honesty
  • Develop the skill set to realise planning, quality of work, agreeable timeline delivery and to keep those promises
  • Display care for themselves, their colleagues, their school and wider community
  • Start to understand their personal style and be able to apply this effectively within a team
  • Create a personal development programme, set themselves personal objectives, and realise this by year 14
  • Learn to focus on what they are good at and seek to improve year on year, aiming to include projects within their wider community

    Not forgetting...
  • To get to know each other better and have fun!

Typical outline programme


Students arrive and check in
Delegates to arrive at venue and admin briefing in main room
Introduction to course staff
Programme overview, objectives and faculty
Staggered check in to rooms

Meeting in teams in Break-out rooms
Personal objective setting and agreeing expectations
Johari windows, team development, John Adair's leadership
Inventory briefing and discussion, self disclosure

13.15 Round Robin Team Tasks
The objective is to focus on fundamental team working skills and introduce delegates to an experiential way of learning. Teams will undertake a task, review the exercise outcomes with their facilitator and then discuss what makes an effective team and why some are more effective than others.

Ice Breakers

Facilitators will, at appropriate times throughout the afternoon, introduce the "belbin" team inventory and John Adair's Action Centred Leadership theories to the participants.

Each team creates their own checklist or template for effect team working which will be used as a reference point though out the programme.

  • Teamwork - 'Weigh the brick'
  • Effective communication - 'Farmers'
  • Decision making - 'Planning
  • Problem solving - Tyrollean traverse
  • Communication - 'Blind thieves

Working in their teams, this exercise will challenge both individual and team decision-making and influencing skills. The exercise will demonstrate that teams often come to more reasoned solutions than an individual and will provide a good opportunity to observe communication skills.

1630 Prepare presentation

1700 Presentation topic

1730 Myers Brigg's personality type indicator
Activity session close

1930 Evening meal at local restaurant (smart casual dress code)

2100 Evening activity

2200 Lights out


0730 Breakfast
0830 Pack bags and check out (bags to reception store)

0900 Meet in plenary for an outline of the day

0910 Mentoring session to be led by school staff (content to be agreed)

1015 Present key points

1040 Break

1100 Final exercise : multi-phased competitive task

1220 Project review :
Review and reflection on the programme

At a team level : what have we learned working together as a group? What will our strengths be, going into the next project? What will we need to watch out for?

On a personal level : What have I learned? What do I know about myself now, that I didn't previously know? How can I use this? What do I need to watch out for?

1300 Lunch

1345 Programme close


Action Centred Learning Lesson :
Day One

Time approximately 1330 - 1630 - 4 hours


30 minutes allowed on task and review
5 minutes to changeover to next task

Each task requires 2 members per team to undertake leadership responsibility, i.e. leader, deputy leader. It is important that responsibilities rotate through all team members.

Team success will be evaluated on :

  • Completion of task on time
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Involvement of whole team
  • Communication, problem solving


Working in teams - Weigh the brick
Effective communication - Farmers
Decision making - Planning
Problem solving - Tyrollean traverse
Communication - Blind thieves

Please make tutors aware of any health problems

Action Centred Learning Lesson :
Day two

Team success will be evaluated on :

  • Communication
  • Planning
  • Teamwork
  • Trust
  • Decision making
  • Goal setting
  • Awareness of self and others
  • Time management

The Team to Task Challenge is designed to address key issues using co-operative team oriented situations. It consists of a combination of short practical projects and problem-solving exercises. It will help motivate and stimulate people into looking at how and where they fit as individuals in a team situation.
Participants are organised into teams where the aim is to complete as many tasks as possible in the time allowed.

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