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Building Learning Power

Our school Learning Heroes are modelled on Guy Claxton’s Building Learning Power which focuses on “Not just for a life of tests, but for the tests of life”:

“This means helping the children build up the mental, emotional, and social resources to enjoy challenge and cope well with uncertainty and complexity. Of course, this has to be done in a way that also develops literacy and numeracy, and gets young people the best test results possible; this involves helping young people discover the things that they’d really love to be great at, and to strengthen the will and the skill to pursue them.”

We have five special friends at Pilton Infants' School who help us develop our Thinking and Learning Skills. They promote our key values of Teamwork, Compassion, Thinking, Determination and Resilience. We help our children learn to reflect on how they grow and learn and we celebrate these skills each Friday in our Celebration Assembly.

Here are our friends and you can find the stories which introduce them: