Our 'Behaviours for Learning'
Our six 'Behaviours for Learning' are taught both implicitly and explicitly throughout the school; our aim is that by the time children leave us at the end of Year 6 they will have a clear understanding of the 'behaviours' they need to maintain and practise in order to help them succeed at their new secondary schools.
The scheme was devised after much reading and research by the school’s leadership team. It lays out the key skills for learning which will help pupils to adapt through changing times during their secondary school lives and beyond. Research suggests that approximately 65% of today’s 12 year olds will go on to do jobs which do not yet exist. If this is the case, we cannot possibly teach the precise knowledge that our children will need. Therefore our role is to ensure that children love learning and do it so well that they will be able to adapt to whatever the future demands of them, whether that be next week, next year or in 20 years’ time.
Our curriculum has been designed to engage and inspire the children with its rich range of knowledge and learning experiences. Our ‘Behaviours for learning’ programme, designed specifically for our primary school aged pupils, weaves through the curriculum, ensuring that as the children acquire knowledge and skills, they are consciously and subconsciously developing vital behaviours for future success.
Behaviours for Learning
|Learning behaviour||Key skills||What does it mean?|
Playing with ideas
Visualising Intuiting (trust your intuition)
|Having an applied and purposeful imagination|
|Having an inquisitive approach towards life, the world around you and learning|
|The ability to make good choices about how you learn and who you learn with. To be able to balance being open-minded with being able to stick with your own ideas even when you are in the minority.|
|Be methodical and systematic about learning|
|Be a Critical Thinker||
|Working things out with clarity and accuracy|
Take calculated risks Being courageous Being positive Recovering Practising Have a growth mindset
|Stick with challenges which matter to you|
Recommended further reading:
‘You are awesome’ Matthew Syed (2018)
‘The Learning Power Approach’ Guy Claxton (2018)
‘The Greatest: What sport teaches as about achieving success’ Matthew Syed (2017)