At Stanion C.E (Aided) Primary School we firmly believe that children should be given the opportunity to become independent learners and enjoy all aspects of school life. We encourage the children to take responsibility for their learning and empower them by providing opportunities for 'Learn to Learn' skills across the curriculum. These skills are represented by our five superhero characters:
To keep Eric happy, you must be seen to engage in classes. This could be demonstrated by asking questions or contributing to class discussions.
To be like India you need to show that you can do things for yourself, that might be getting yourself changed for P.E. without help, or it might be collecting your own learning resources.
Resilient Robin would be delighted to see you bouncing back from adversity, possibly by continuing to display your usual classroom enthusiasm despite receiving some negative marking, or facing difficulties with friendships or home life.
You could be like Parker and demonstrate perseverance by continuing to practise a certain times table, despite finding it incredibly challenging, until you perfect it, rather than giving up.
If you’re going to be like Enthusiastic Ember you will be enthusiastic about your learning in and out of school, sharing what you have learnt with everyone else.
The children are encouraged to reflect on their learning and assess themselves against the five areas. They are asked to think about what they do well and what they could improve upon.
Each week two children from each class are given the 'Headteacher's Award' certificate for demonstrating these skills. Mrs Hankins is our lead teacher in this area.