Characteristics of Effective Learning
Playing and Exploring
Children investigate and experience things, and 'have a go'.
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.
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.
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.