Dorset Leadership, Volunteering & Coaching

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The Dorset Leadership Academy Overview

The Grange School in Christchurch is the Youth Sport Trust's Lead Partner School for Leadership, Coaching and Volunteering in Dorset. Led by Daniel Moody and supported by key partners, the Dorset Leadership Academy (DLA) programme offers a wide range of leadership training opportunities for children and young people (CYP) in primary, middle, secondary and special schools across BCP and Dorset.

The DLA mission is to create a movement across schools unifying young leaders who have a passion to champion sport, physical activity and play. Through a range of leadership experiences, young people can acquire skills and learn behaviours, which not only develop them as individuals but as drivers of change for others.


The Dorset Leadership Academy Programme

The DLA programme for 2022-23 consists of a wide variety of leadership pathways for children in Key Stage 1 to young people in Key Stage 5

The programme offers training and deployment opportunities to almost 2000 young people across the county each year, and provides support for schools to promote suitable leadership, coaching and volunteering pathways for all young people. For more information please contact your School Games Organiser.

The DLA programme is based on the YST Leadership Framework which recognises that leadership development should help young people to realise their full potential. The ambition is that through play, PE and sport every young person should have the opportunity to lead, to be supported in that journey, and to practice their leadership skills.


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