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Our Learning Values

Our 6 Learning Values are at the heart of our school, drive our Integrated Curriculum and underpin everything that we do.  We believe that our Learning Values encourage our children to work hard, persevere in their efforts and help them to set high personal standards that will help guide them to succeed and reach their goals. 

Collaboration

Collaborative Learners will:

  • Listen actively, understanding and respecting the views and ideas of others
  • Share expertise and accept roles and responsibilities within the group
  • Support each other in an environment which encourages team spirit and co-operation, where children can arrive at a group agreement or decision based on negotiation and compromise
  • Learn from a range/diversity of skills and strengths within the group and be flexible and open minded enough to accept mistakes
  • Recognise that when supporting and encouraging each other, children will be able to achieve more
  • Take responsibility for their defined roles in order to achieve a shared goal  

 

Creativity

Creative Learners will:

  • Freely generate ideas through making connections and exploring a range of possibilities
  • Select one idea to expand, extend, and develop
  • Use their imagination to transport themselves to different worlds, envisage what might be, and consider things they have never experienced
  • Be inquisitive, playing with ideas and questions and searching for alternative solutions
  • Acquire the necessary skills to confidently use a variety of resources to explore chosen ideas
  • Generate novel and innovative outcomes in a range of subjects and media

 

 

Emotional Intelligence

Emotionally Intelligent Learners will:

  • Name their feelings, talk about them in an open way and recognise how these can affect their learning
  • Recognise the emotions of other people, show empathy and respond appropriately
  • Build lasting and meaningful relationships developing effective interpersonal skills
  • Acquire a range of social skills and adjust behaviour according to context and purpose
  • Manage their feelings productively, in a positive manner and show self-control
  • Believe in themselves, accept a challenge to take on something new and feel proud of their efforts and achievements

 

Spirituality

Spiritual Learners will:

  • Be inspired by others and the world around them on their journey of discovery
  • Be passionate about things that interest them and be proud of their uniqueness and their own achievements
  • Explore and develop their own personal values and beliefs which will guide and enrich their life choices and enable them to express their ideas with confidence
  • Be curious and ask probing questions in order to seek possible meaning as they learn about the world around them
  • Recognise the importance of peace and stillness and respect the need for personal space
  • Think deeply and reflect upon the world around them and through experiences pursue their own dreams, hopes and aspirations

 

Independence

Independent Learners will:

  • Use their prior learning and experience to solve new problems                                                  
  • Set their own challenging goals and have an ambition to achieve these, keeping themselves focussed and on track
  • Make informed choices and take wise decisions accepting responsibility for their actions
  • Organise their work space, plan aspects of their own learning, work to deadlines
  • Select, use and evaluate appropriate resources in carrying out their tasks and undertaking research
  • Work alone, identify their strengths, know what to do to improve and seek support when necessary

 

Thinking

Thinking Learners will:

  • Organise a range of information choosing from a wide range of ‘thinking tools’
  • Explain and justify their ideas and views confidently and effectively, giving reasons
  • Pose and follow lines of enquiry through raising relevant questions and planning actions to undertake research and find solutions
  • Be imaginative in their ideas and take risks to produce creative and innovative outcomes
  • Create success criteria to evaluate their own and others’ learning
  • Reflect on their experiences in order to develop their understanding and challenge their thinking

 

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