“Building Learning Power is an approach to helping young people to become better learners, both in school and out.” Professor Guy Claxton
- Empathy and listening
Resilience – being ready, willing and able to lock on to learning
- Managing distractions
Reflectiveness – being ready, willing and able to become more strategic about learning
Resourcefulness – being ready, willing and able to learn in different ways
- Making links
We might think of these skills as ‘learning muscles’. Just as we build up our physical muscles with exercise, we can exercise our learning muscles to develop their strength and stamina. We believe by doing this, our pupils will be more curious, more willing to take risks and give it a go, be more imaginative and creative, more thoughtful and able to learn with and from others.
Every Monday we hold a merit Collective Worship, in which children are rewarded for actively displaying one of the 4Rs in their learning. We aim for the skills to become habit-forming across the whole school.