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Learning Behaviours at Pirton Hill

We believe that it is important that children understand what effective learning behaviour looks like so we have developed the “Pirton Hill Characteristics of Effective Learning”.  


The Characteristics of Effective Learning are the ways in which a child engages with other people and the environment - their engagement (playing and exploring), their motivation (active learning) and their thinking (creating and thinking critically) - underpin all learning and support a child to remain an effective and motivated learner through life. 


These principles are statutory in the Early Years Curriculum but are not required to be directly taught, developed or assessed at Key Stage 1 and 2. However, as a school we believe these are vital behaviours and attributes that we want to instil in our pupils; developing lifelong learners and achievers. 


The “Pirton Hill Characteristics of Effective Learning” were introduced in September 2020.

They are:

  • displayed around the school;
  • referred to by staff in lessons;
  • explicitly developed through our PSHE curriculum; 
  • developed further through our planned teaching and learning in other subjects.

And they will also be reported on to parents / carers bi-annually from September 2020. 


The Pirton Hill Characteristics of Effective Learning are outlined for each phase of the school below: 

Behaviour Principles 2023-24

Pirton Hill Behaviour Policy 2022-23

2022-23 Parent Guide to the Behaviour Policy

Pirton Hill Home-School Agreement

Our School Rules

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