Behaviour for learning
Everybody within the school community deserves to be valued and treated with love and respect. Our core understanding is that we 'protect with love all that God has given us' (Pope Francis 2013).
We have a pupil profile of 16 Virtues and Values (see image above) which we encourage in our learners. These are taken from the Jesuit Pupil Profile. More information on our pupil profile can by found by clicking this link. Our Pupil Profile awards are given to children who demonstrate these characteristics.
Using a Growth Mindset and Characteristics of Effective Learning!
We actively encourage our community to understand the characteristics of effective learning and how to use a growth-mindset. We have an active group of pupil Learning Champions. At the start of the year we spend time learning about our brains and how to approach learning. We have used Shirley Clarke’s work with John Hattie on feedback (Visible Learning, 2018) to support our understanding of how children learn best.
We are currently revisiting our Learning Charter to set out what inspirational learning in our school looks like. This is displayed in every classroom and referred to when teaching. Our Learning Charter Champion Awards are linked to pupils demonstrating the Charter in their learning.
We nurture and develop the whole child so that our young people grow spiritually, academically, socially and emotionally. Our aim is for them to become independent, resilient individuals with a strong sense of social responsibility and a desire to make a positive contribution to our world.
Becoming a restorative school
We are currently working and training with Oxfordshire County Council to become a restorative school. We believe that this approach sits well within our Catholic Life. Here is a guide for families on what being a restorative school means. Click here.
There is also an information video presentation for families. Click here.