- Adults understand what children want to learn, and children understand what adults want them to learn. Time is made for both.
- Personal Progress Diary and teacher-pupil learning conversations bring pupils into the assessment process to reflect on progress every week.
- Children develop a growth mindset about the potential of their own abilities – which creates a positive attitude towards achievement and reduces fear of failure.
- A democratically run school. Pupils are given freedom and responsibility and vote on many school decisions, in line with the community agreements.
Bringing our Personal Responsibility Model Together
Teachers and Teaching Partners support up to 20 mixed age students in a group and are always on hand to support and challenge learners in small groups.
Teachers document pupils learning and keep notes for discussion in the 1:1 learning conversation that takes place with every pupil for 30 minutes once a week. This is where students set their own goals and evaluate their own progress with the help of their adult mentor, who is also one of their class teachers.