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Learning Behaviours

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Independent Enquirers Team Workers Resourceful Thinkers Reflective Learners

Effective Participators Self Managers



What are learning behaviours?


Children who are inspired learners have the confidence to recognise that by focusing on building learning skills and working hard they can achieve success. We believe Learning Behaviours help prepare our children with the skills and attitudes for adapting to the future challenges they will face in an ever changing world.


Learning Behaviour emphasises the crucial link between the way in which children learn and their social knowledge and behaviour.


Our six Learning Behaviours are closely linked to our values curriculum they help us to be successful in learning.


At the start of each half term the children select the Learning Behaviour they wish to focus on developing. They review their progress half termly before choosing the next target area.


Learning Behaviour Spotters in each class hold the position for a week. The Spotters are responsible for observing their peers, praising those who demonstrate good examples of working on their chosen behaviour and logging events in the class Learning Behaviour book. To help individuals celebrate success these observations are shared during circle time or PSHE. Often the weekly certificate of achievement (presented in key stage assemblies) is given to a child who has demonstrated excellence in following one of the six Learning Behaviours.


"Learning Behaviours have helped me think about how I can help myself to learn better and solve problems." - Willow, Y2 pupil.


We actively promote the use of our Learning Behaviours in school, at home and when out and about in the wider community. Please encourage your child to talk to you about what they have done to improve their Learning Behaviours. You can help by looking for opportunities for your child to develop their Learning Behaviour skills at home. We love hearing examples from the children of how they have put these skills in to action.


The language used to describe the Learning Behaviours changes as the children progress through the school but the behaviours stay the same. Below is an outline of the skills focused on within each Learning Behaviour.






  • Organise themselves and work out goals and priorities
  • Show personal responsibility, initiative, creativity and enterprise
  • Anticipate, take and manage risks
  • Commit themselves to learning and self-improvement
  • Respond positively to change


I can look after myself and my belongings









  • Engage actively with issues that affect them and those around them.
  • Play a full part in the life of the school
  • Take responsible action to bring improvement for others as well as themselves
  • Discuss issues of concern, seeking resolution
  • Present a persuasive case for action
  • Propose practical ways forward
  • Try to influence others, negotiating and balancing diverse views


I can join in






Resourceful Thinker

  • Think creatively by generating and exploring relevant ideas, and making original connections
  • Find links and see relationships
  • Explore & experiment with resources and materials
  • Ask ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what if’ questions
  • Apply imaginative thinking to solve a problem
  • Try different ways to tackle a problem
  • Work with others to find imaginative solutions and outcomes that are of value



I know where to find help





Reflective Learner

  • Evaluate their strengths and limitations as learners
  • Review their work and act on outcomes
  • Set themselves realistic goals and criteria for success
  • Monitor their own performance and progress
  • Invite feedback and deal positively with praise, setbacks & criticism
  • Make changes to improve their learning
  • Communicate their learning in relevant ways to different audiences



I can say what is good and how to get better







  • Gather, process and evaluate information in their investigations
  • Plan what to do and how to go about it
  • Draw conclusions and evaluate outcomes
  • Take informed and well-reasoned decisions, recognising that other have different beliefs and attitudes
  • Use range of techniques to collect and organise information



I can find things out





Team Worker

  • Work confidently with others, adapting to different contexts and taking responsibility for their own role
  • Listen and take account of others’ views
  • Form collaborative relationships, resolving issues and reaching agreed outcomes
  • Adapt behaviours to suit different roles and situations
  • Show fairness and consideration towards others



I can work as part of a team