Leadership, Coaching and Volunteering (LCV) Lead Schools are members of a national network that use innovative approaches to drive individual and whole school improvement through leadership, coaching and volunteering. Vandyke Upper School is proud to be the LCV Lead School for Bedfordshire.

Each lead school is representative of its county and takes a partnership approach to deliver with local schools and organisations to develop inclusive pathways for young people to progress as leaders, coaches, officials and volunteers. All LCV lead schools are provided with national networking and exclusive development opportunities to drive leadership and coaching forward across the country to meet the need of the young people locally.

Collectively the LCV network is tasked with demonstrating the value and impact of leadership, coaching and volunteering within whole school and/or community contexts and ensure that these opportunities for young people remain inclusive.