Excellent Learners

At Churchfields we recognise that children start school with widely varying skills as learners. Some children start with many of the attributes of excellent learners, but for many these will need to be taught, encouraged and learnt. There is a wealth of evidence suggesting that children’s capacity for learning is not fixed, for example Carol Dweck’s work on “Growth Mindsets.”


At Churchfields we actively teach all our children how to be Excellent Learners. We have identified 10 behaviours that are typical of excellent learners.


Article ImageExcellent Learners:

  • Don’t stay stuck
  • Listen well
  • Ask questions
  • Don’t give up
  • Can learn by themselves
  • Like a challenge
  • Can learn with others
  • Are not scared to make mistakes
  • Make Links
  • Use their environment