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Archbishop of York Award

We are delighted to be completing the Archbishop challenge for KS2 ( Years 5/6 ) for the first time. Information can be found on their webpage. 

It asks children to: 

  • Explore the concept of leadership
  • Investigate the stories and impact of great leaders in society
  • Consider the importance of serving others
  • Examine how to bring transformation to communities
  • Take action to ‘be the change you want to see’

“At the heart of the Church of England’s vision for education is the message given in Jesus of ‘life in all its fullness’. The Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award is already enabling hundreds of schools to educate for wisdom, hope, community and respect, and I’m delighted that the Awards are reaching out with Good News to some of the most vulnerable in our society”. The Revd Nigel Genders, Chief Education Officer for the Church of England

The Young Leaders Award (YLA) supports the Church of England Vision for Education by offering a programme that is rooted in our vision to enable young people to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. The Awards focus on developing the whole child; heart, soul and mind, providing opportunities for all pupils to discover their potential as young leaders; build habits of servant-hearted leadership; and to become agents of change in their communities.

Educating for wisdom, hope, community and dignity is central to the Awards; providing opportunities for pupils to understand, explore and serve the common good. Pupils investigate what it means to follow the example of Jesus and be servant hearted leaders in the world around them. They evaluate and develop their own leadership skills and character virtues; examine social issues that affect their communities; and take part in practical action projects to ‘be the change they
want to see’.

As outlined in the SIAMS Self Evaluation Form (SEF) there are three key questions for schools to consider as they articulate their Christian vision: Who are we as a school?, Why are we here? and How then do we live? The YLA contributes in particular to the last two questions, supporting schools as they apply their distinctive Christian vision and associated values to help pupils flourish.