Becoming a Personal Learner

The Six Personal Learning and Thinking Skills are:

Self Manager

Children learn to organise themselves and others. They take responsibility and show initiative. They learn to cope with challenges and change. They manage their emotions and develop resilience and self help strategies.

Independent Enquirer

Learners ask questions and carry out investigations.
They learn to research and evaluate information and use
it to draw conclusions.

Creative Thinker

Learners think creatively by generating and exploring ideas.
They look at problems from different angles to make connections and find solutions. They use imagination and intuition.

Team Worker

Children develop skills of co-operating, understanding others’ needs and being able to work effectively as part of a team.
They learn to take on different roles in different situations. Much of our children’s learning involves working collaboratively as a way of developing and deepening each child’s understanding.

Reflective Learner

Children develop the skills of reflecting on and evaluating their own learning. They identify the strategies they have used and help the teacher plan their next steps.

Effective Participants

Children actively engage with issues that affect them and others. They discuss concerns and find ways to make improvements. They play a full role in the Academy and community life. They negotiate and consider different views.