From Nursery to Sixth Form Leweston shares an educational approach that helps our pupils develop an attitude to learning they can apply across the curriculum, as well as in the wider world. Click on the five key characteristics to find out more.
We want pupils to believe in their knowledge, understanding and contributions.
They speak out with confidence but listen to the arguments of others. They are positive approaching new challenges and situations, even when they might test them. They contribute pro-actively to group work and are prepared to lead.
We want pupils to be keen to learn and take responsibility for their own progression.
They are actively seeking out knowledge beyond their immediate experience. They make links between new ideas and skills across the whole curriculum and understand that the teachers are there to help them learn but not to give them the answers.
We want pupils to seek out, experiment with and enjoy new ideas, concepts and skills.
They take risks and are not afraid to make mistakes. They accept every opportunity given to them, knowing there are no easy answers. They understand the importance of collaboration and adaptability and are prepared to work in different ways with different people.
We help pupils to remain focused and optimistic even when they face set-backs.
They treat set-backs as challenges that they can learn from and see all experience as valuable. They are flexible and treat constructive feedback as useful advice. They help others to move forward when they are struggling or feeling discouraged by offering support and advice.
We want pupils to work creatively to solve their problems and ask ‘What can I do differently?’
They regularly review their learning to make continuous improvements. They contribute ideas to their own development. They show originality in their work whatever the subject and develop a personal style both inside and outside the classroom, there is no ‘one’ type’ at Leweston.