Leader In Me
The 7 Habits
In September 2019 all the children were introduced to the 7 habits and we joined the international community of Leader in Me Schools. There are 40 in England and thousands across the World.
Each child will learn that they are the leader of their own decisions and by utilizing the 7 habits will develop life skills to help them manage the demands of the 21st Century and to become a leader of others. We can see that this international project will help to support our children’s academic achievements, self-confidence, resilience and potential. We are excited to see how promoting the values in the classroom and encouraging all staff in the school to use them consistently we can inspire the children to be the best they can be, even when they are not seen!
Habit 1: Be Proactive
I am responsible for my own learning and actions.
I am a responsible person who takes initiative and chooses my actions, moods and attitudes. I do the right thing, even when no one is looking. I do not blame others for my wrong choices and actions.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
I plan ahead and set goals. I understand the importance of learning for life.
I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and my school.
Habit 3: Put First Things First
I focus and concentrate on work first and then on play.
I spend my time on the things that are most important. This means I say no to things I should not do. I set priorities, make and follow a plan. I am disciplined and organised.
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
I am positive, resilient and work with others to solve problems creatively.
I want everyone to be successful. I do not put others down to get what I want. I look for solutions to problems, am kind, considerate and show respect for others.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood
I listen first and then talk. I respect myself and others and celebrate my global community.
I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I share my opinions and ideas.
Habit 6: Synergize
I work and learn with others and take pride in my achievements and environment.
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I know that everyone needs to get better at something. Working in groups can help to create better ideas.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
I know how to look after myself and be the best that I can be.
I take care of my body by eating well, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with my family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I take time to help others.
We send lots of information home to parents about our values and hope they find them useful to use at home. Please see the Queens’ Federation Leader in Me Guide 2020 for a quick introduction to the seven habits of effective people and how we have adapted them to be used in school.
7 Habit Logos
Congratulations to the seven children whose designs were chosen as the winning logos for our ‘Seven Habits’ logo competition. Their designs will now be seen throughout the school to remind us of each habit and to help us use the habits in everyday school life.
During this very difficult year, the ‘seven habits’ have continued to be an integral part of school life. More so than ever, we have found ourselves reflecting on how we can use the seven habits to help us be successful and develop into leaders of the future. Our new seven habits tree, displayed in our school entrance area was created by all children in school and helps to remind us of each of the seven habits and how we can use them to support us both at home and at school.