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Building Learning Power

At St Nicholas C of E Primary School, we follow Professor Guy Claxton’s work on Building Learning Power (BLP) which suggests that there are four key learning dispositions and that we are all capable of becoming better learners.


We teach the children all about these skills and it is our intention that the children use the language for learning to explain ways in which they achieved or approached tasks and how they can move on to the next chapter in their learning.


In their planners they receive stamps when they use one of these skills and we hope that parents and carers can use the same language to discuss and support children’s learning and to draw attention to and model positive learning habits.


There are four key learning dispositions, we focus on in school: