Building Learning Power

Building Learning Power is a key component in all aspects of school life at Burstow Primary School. Pupils are taught how to become more effective learners and have a growth mindset so that they can reach their potential both at home and at school. All classrooms display the learning powered mind but more importantly pupils demonstrate the four Rs (resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and reciprocity) and can use the language of learning, identifying which learning muscles they have strengthened and the impact it has had on their learning. Weekly Learning Super Hero certificates are awarded in whole school assemblies and Special Learning Award badges are presented to pupils who have demonstrated outstanding learning behaviour across the curriculum.

How does it work?

Building students as powerful learners:Is based on a coherent picture of what it takes to be a good learnerCapitalised on previous learning-to-learn ideasGrows a student’s learning character and habitsDevelops the appetite and ability to learn in different waysTransgorms the culture of the classroom and the climate of the schoolShifts responsibility for learning to learn from the teacher to the learnerEngages teachers and students creatively as researchers in learningGives schools the opportunity to track student’s learning development

What effect will developing students learning behaviours have?

Raised achievementImproved behaviourIncreased motivationSupply learning mindsIncreased enjoyment in learningEstablished habits of lifelong learningEnhanced creativity.

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