Attitude to Learning

Your attitude to learning is as important as your attendance. If you are serious about wanting to do well at The Lakes School then you need to develop an excellent attitude to learning. But, what is attitude to learning?
During the summer of 2014, a number of students worked with a team of staff to create a list of behaviours that make up your attitude to learning and we now use these in lessons, and in conversations with your parents, to help you make as much progress as you can in all of the subjects you study. If you are currently performing below your target in a subject, you can be pretty sure it’s because you need to improve your attitude to learning.
The information below shows you what we mean by attitude to learning and there is even a handy self-assessment sheet for you to complete if you want to start thinking about your attitude to learning today; this is also something you will be asked to do by your teachers.

Your teachers will give you a grade out of 5 for your Attitude to Learning. The information in these tabs will help you understand what your Attitude to Learning grade means so that you can reflect on what you can do to improve.

 

A score of 5 indicates that you are doing everything you can in your lessons and with your homework to help you achieve the best grade you can. Your teacher clearly thinks that you are meeting most, if not all, of the Attitude to Learning expectations. A score of 5 is excellent and shows that you are always meeting our expectations.

A score of 5 also shows that your teacher thinks you will achieve your target grade and that you could also, if you keep working hard, achieve a higher grade than you are predicted. Keep up the great work!

A score of 4 indicates that you are working hard in your lessons and with your homework to help you achieve the best grade you can. Your teacher clearly thinks that you are meeting most of the Attitude to Learning expectations. A score of 4 is very good and shows that you are nearly always meeting our expectations.

A score of 4 also shows that your teacher thinks you will achieve your target grade but there is still a little room for improvement. Your teacher also thinks that, with a bit more commitment and hard work, you could exceed your target grade. You might like to talk to your teacher to find out which aspects of your Attitude to Learning you could improve. Keep up the good work!

A score of 3 indicates that you are working steadily in your lessons and with your homework to help you achieve your target grade. Your teacher thinks that you are meeting many of the Attitude to Learning expectations but perhaps not consistently. A score of 3 is fair but with room for improvement and shows that you are usually meeting our expectations.

Statistically, students who achieve a score of 3 for their Attitude to Learning are more likely to achieve their target grades.

A score of 3 also shows that your teacher thinks you should achieve your target grade but there is room for improvement. Let’s see if you can improve your Attitude to Learning scores to a 4 or 5 by the time of your next assessment point.

A score of 2 indicates that you could be doing more in your lessons and with your homework to help you achieve the best grade you can. A score of 2 needs improvement and shows that you are only occasionally meeting our expectations. We may need to talk to you and your parents about being on report to support you with your Attitude to Learning. Lesson 6 Report helps many students improve their Attitude to Learning as they know they have to stop behind school to finish work if they do not meet our expectations.

A score of 2 also shows that your teacher thinks you are unlikely to achieve your target grade. We hope to see an improvement in your Attitude to Learning in the near future.

A score of 1 indicates that you could be doing a lot more in your lessons and with your homework to help you achieve the best grade you can. A score of 1 is poor and shows that you are only rarely meeting our expectations. We may need to talk to you and your parents about being on report to support you with your Attitude to Learning. Lesson 6 Report helps many students improve their Attitude to Learning as they know they have to stop behind school to finish work if they do not meet our expectations.

A score of 1 also shows that your teacher thinks you are very unlikely to achieve your target grade. We hope to see an improvement in your Attitude to Learning in the near future.

A score of 0 is quite uncommon and indicates that you need to make some urgent and significant improvements to your Attitude to Learning. A score of 0 is very poor and shows that you never meet our expectations. We will need to talk to you and your parents about being on report to support you with your Attitude to Learning. Lesson 6 Report helps many students improve their Attitude to Learning as they know they have to stop behind school to finish work if they do not meet our expectations. We may also need to discuss other strategies to support you with your learning and help you achieve your potential.

A score of 0 shows that you will not achieve your target grade. We hope to see an improvement in your Attitude to Learning immediately.

Relationships

I do what I am asked by my teacher

I ask my teacher for help when I need it

I put my hand up to answer questions in class

I show respect to others

I work well with others (teamwork)

Commitment

I wear the correct uniform

I try my hardest

I am a positive thinker and look for solutions

I feel proud about my homework

I make sure I catch up if I miss a lesson

Knowledge & Understanding

I ask essential questions to help me understand

I follow advice in order to improve my marks

I apply my literacy and numeracy skills as well as I can

I prepare for tests and exams to check my understanding

I evaluate my reports so I know how to make progress

Efficiency

I arrive on time

I have the correct books and equipment

I try to work independently using my own initiative

I record my homework in my planner

I finish my work on time

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