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Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and Exploring

Children investigate and experience things,  and 'have a go'.

Active Learning

Children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements.

Creating and Thinking Critically

Children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.

British Values

Democracy: making decisions together

Children are encouraged to see their role in the bigger picture, children understand their views count, they value each other’s views and values and talk about their feelings.

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Individual liberty: freedom for all

Children are enabled to develop a positive sense of themselves. Opportunities are provided for children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and increase their confidence in their own abilities.

Rule of law: understanding rules matter

Adults ensure that children understand their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, learning to distinguish right from wrong. 

Mutual respect and tolerance: treat others as you want to be treated

We have an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance where views, faiths, cultures and races are valued and children are engaged with the wider community. Children acquire a tolerance, appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures; know about similarities and differences between themselves, others and among families, faiths, communities, cultures and traditions. 

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