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Month: December 2018

Learning to Learn

We are a Learning to Learn school.

We encourage our children to develop learning dispositions that will help them become more independent in their learning and helping them to become better learners, both in school and out. Through a range of approaches including developing a ‘Growth Minset’ – apositive approach to learning and Building Learning Power ( BLP )we are creating a culture in classrooms – and in the school more widely – that systematically cultivates habits and attitudes that enable young people to become better learners; face difficulty and uncertainty calmly, confidently and creatively.

BLP and Growth Mindset prepares our children better for an uncertain future.  Our children need to have learnt how to stick at it, to be tenacious and resourceful, imaginative and logical, self disciplined and self-aware, collaborative and inquisitive.

What is Learning Power?

BLP is an approach to learning that we have begun to implement at St Joseph’s Infant School. This approach was created by Professor Guy Claxton. It is based on the idea that we are all capable of becoming better learners. BLP applies this idea directly to the work of teachers in the classrooms, to provide a practical framework for fostering lifelong learning in all young people.
At St Joseph’s Infant School, our school ethos is one of striving to be the best we can be, recognising that we all have different strengths and interests.
BLP and Growth Mindset allows us to nurture this ethos and build the children’s learning
power through a variety of strategies and techniques.

A Guide for Parents
‘Term on term, year on year, a BLP school breeds young people who are
more curious, more willing to take a risk and give it a go, more
imaginative, more creative, more thoughtful, more ready, willing and
able to learn with and through others. It’s developing this adventurous
spirit that counts’.
Professor Guy Claxton, originator of BLP

Autumn Term focus has been on developing strategies to be resilient. Our pupils have developed some BLP Monsters. Meet Rocky Resilient.

Nadolig Llawen from Estyn

We are very proud of the progress made by children in our school. Teaching and learning that develops both the spiritual and academic progress of every child,  is at the centre of all that we do.

Exciting news. We will be welcoming a team from ESTYN week beginning January 14th 2019. This will be a great opportunity to share your views with the Team. Please go on line

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