In addition to delivering the statutory curriculum we have also been committed to teaching and nurturing the qualities that successful learners possess.
In collaboration with the children, we decided on the following seven ‘learning powers’:
By focusing on these ‘learning powers’, we aim to ensure that our children can develop into truly independent, life-long learners and are as well-equipped as possible for their next phase of education when they eventually leave Chyngton.
Each of the six learning powers has its own short stories which help to explain the meaning of the learning power, as well as providing an animal and symbol to help the children to remember them.
We have taken a number of steps aimed at embedding these learning powers on a daily basis, in order that they really do complement and enhance the statutory curriculum and improve outcomes for all of the children. Teachers highlight learning powers, when appropriate, in their marking of children’s work, and during our Celebration assemblies every Friday. We have also used the children’s ideas of what each of the learning powers means in order to have a unique set of Chyngton posters produced, and these are displayed in every classroom and corridors.