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Building Learning Power

Building Learning Power is about creating a culture in classrooms and in the school more widely that systematically cultivates habits and attitudes that enable young people to become better learners; face difficulty and uncertainty calmly, confidently and creatively.

How does Building Learning Power work at Montpelier Primary School?

  • It is based on a coherent picture of what it takes to be a good learner
  • Capitalises on previous learning-to-learn ideas
  • Grows a student’s learning character and habits
  • Develops the appetite and ability to learn in different ways
  • Transforms the culture of the classroom and the climate of the school
  • Shifts responsibility for learning to learn from the teacher to the learner
  • Engages teachers and students creatively as researchers in learning
  • Gives schools the opportunity to track students’ learning development

What effect will developing students learning behaviours have?

  • Raised achievement
  • Improved behaviour
  • Increased motivation
  • Supple learning minds
  • Increased enjoyment in learning
  • Established habits of lifelong learning
  • Enhanced creativity

Learn about the school's 'BASICS' philosophy: