Key
Stage
One

What is the KS1 YLA?

The KS1 Award is a fully resourced leadership and character education programme where pupils consider the needs of their local community and build habits of helping others.

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What is the KS1 Award?

How will it fit in our school?

The Award has strong links to SMSC, British Values, PSHE, Character Education, Citizenship, RE and SIAMS.

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How will it fit in our school?
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Grow the characteristics of:

Kindness
Perseverance
Teamwork
Action

Explore the theme ‘Small Steps, Big Changes’

Gracie's Stories
Follow Gracie’s journey as she learns about being a leader, through a bespoke set of illustrated stories.
Gracie's Crest
Interactive and engaging activities include stories, a song, big discussion questions, famous leader stories, interviewing community leaders and Bible stories.
Character Steps
Pupils take part in 3 school challenges and a community action project to put their kindness, perseverance and teamwork into action.

Driffield C of E Infant School - KS1 Case Study

What did they do?

Pupils were inspired to help their local Foodbank after learning about its increased need at Christmas. They organised a ‘Christmas Fun Day’ for their school where pupils brought in donations for Christmas hampers for the Foodbank and were overwhelmed with donations creating almost 50 hampers!

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Driffield Infant Case Study

Teacher Quote:

" The children are far more aware of how they can help others on a large scale through supporting charities and on a small scale with everyday small acts of kindness. Through the Award, foundations have been laid to make compassionate citizens of the future. "

Driffield Infant Class Photo
How is the YLA delivered?
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Digital resource platform with all teacher planning and pupil activities
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Individual ‘Young Leader Passport’ booklets, stickers and certificates for pupils
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Flexible delivery models - we recommend at least a term
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Suitable for mixed age classes

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Read our KS1 news

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School Story – Trinity St Peters CE Primary School
September 20, 2019

Year 1 pupils from Trinity St Peter’s CE Academy in Liverpool have recently completed the Key Stage 1 Young Leaders Award (YLA).

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School Story – Poppleton Road Primary
August 2, 2019

57 year 2 pupils from Poppleton Road Primary School have recently completed the Key Stage 1 Young Leaders Award (YLA), developing their kindness, perseverance and teamwork.

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Small Steps, Big Changes for Key Stage 1 Pupils
February 21, 2019

Guests, headteachers and pupils gathered at Bishopthorpe Palace today as The Archbishop of York Youth Trust officially launched its new Key Stage 1 Young Leaders Award (YLA).

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