At St. Aldhelm's, we firmly believe that children make the most progress when children, teaching staff and parent/carers work together to support the learning that happens in school and at home.
Each child is unique and has different interests, aptitudes and skills. We want to bring out the best in children, and teachers work hard to provide a rich and stimulating learning environment. In turn, we expect children to be Active Learners.
What is an Active Learner?
An Active Learner is someone who
…takes part in lessons, listening to others and sharing ideas
… tries hard to ask questions, as well as answer them
… has a go, even if things are tricky
… asks for help once they realise they are really stuck
… lets others get on with their work
… stays focused on their learning
… tries to do work to their best standard
… makes sure they complete their homework well
… knows what to do, to help themselves make progress
... can say what has helped them to be successful with their learning
Our Active Learner awards help us to recognise and celebrate each child's consistent effort with their learning.
Each week, children are able to earn an 'active learner sticker' which counts towards an Active Learner Award. During the course of the year, the children work towards different levels of Active Learner Award badges and certificates: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Achievement Star, and Headteacher's Award (School Logo enamelled badge + tea with the head). The children are always very proud to receive and wear their awards, which are presented in our Celebration Assembly on Thursdays.