LEARNINGAttitude 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.
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! You are a real ambassador for the school.
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 but you should work hard to achieve scores of 4 or 5 from your teachers.
A score of 3 also shows that your teacher thinks you might achieve your target grade but there is room for improvement. In other words, your teacher is generally happy with your Attitude to Learning but feels you could do better if you tried. 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 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 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 shows that you will not achieve your target grade. We hope to see an improvement in your Attitude to Learning immediately.
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)
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
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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