You have worked hard to introduce Building Learning Power into classrooms. Students are aware of the learning behaviours that they command, and classrooms are increasingly learning friendly. Teachers are consciously shifting responsibility towards learners, and learning itself is becoming the object of learning, of discussion, and of celebration. Students employ their positive learning behaviours more frequently than was previously the case, and in a wider range of contexts.
But questions remain – are they becoming better, more skilful at these learning behaviours ? Are they becoming better at asking questions ? Better at dealing with challenge ? Better at the cut and thrust of group work ? Better at managing their own learning ? Better at responding to and acting on feedback ? and so on.
And, moreover, what does becoming better, more skilful actually look like ?
Putting the building into Building Learning Power is at the heart of this phase.
Now gathering pace, the development of a learning culture is further extended to secure a coaching approach to teaching, to broaden the language of learning to include progression, and to enable students to take responsibility for developing their own learning behaviours.
Learning Habits in a Nutshell – Phase 2
Timescale: Approximately one year
Objectives: professional learning communities within your school build Learning Power expertise by using online resources. Guided by best practice thinking in professional development this modular on-line programme organises a consistent school-wide approach to developing students’ learning behaviours.
The Learning Quality Framework
Guides the long-term learning journey of a school that aspires to make world-class learning its prime educational goal. It captures the essence of what a learning school does to ensure that all its people – staff and students – become better learners.
Learning Review Level 2
How is it going? An analysis of how learning power is being integrated into lessons and how classroom cultures support this change.
Delivery: Face to face
Objectives: The school will gain an objective up-to-date view how the quality of learning has developed in the school and how teachers are enabling young people to learn more effectively.
Leading a Learning Powered School
One-day consultancy workshop for senior leaders as schools they begin their engagement in building students’ learning power. It explores the strategic implications of developing a learning powered school.
Consultancy and Coaching Visits
Bespoke consultancy and coaching to enhance and guide development.
Book list for leaders
The essential BLP books that every school leader should read, one copy of each.
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Learning Habits: At a Glance cards
Timescale: Up to one year
Objectives: Twelve double-sided A3 cards, available as a digital download (pdf), to help teachers infuse the learning power habits into their teaching.
BLP Activity Bank Key Stage 2–3 (Transition)
Bank of around 300 e-learning resources to engage transition or KS3 students with their learning power. The resources build foundations for deep learning. Ideal for BLP, Growth Mindset, PSHE, and to aid induction into KS3.
Leading a Learning Powered School
A consultancy workshop for senior leaders as schools they begin their engagement in building students’ learning power. It investigates the strategic implications of developing a learning powered school.