At Coal Clough Academy, we believe that children will become effective, lifelong learners if they possess the skills that will help have a growth mindset and an ability to keep going even if they find things difficult. At Coal Clough Academy, we focus on 6 main values which were based initially on the work of Guy Claxton:
We commit to every child. We commit to every family. Removing barriers, raising aspirations, building futures for all who attend Coal Clough Academy.
Part of our whole school ethos and behaviour policy revolves around the six core values of; Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Resourcefulness, Reflection and Reasoning. These are central to every aspect of the children’s learning.
|Reasoning||To be able to think through problems and being ready to make sense of a given situation, in order to either learn from it or to solve a problem or create something|
|Being aware of our roles and responsibilities, how we should behave, what we should do and why|
|Being ready and willing and able to learn in different ways|
|Being ready, willing and able to lock onto learning, to keep going when things get tough. Stickability!|
|Reflection||Being able to look back on our work, experiences, experiences of others and on the world around us and learn from this|
|Thinking about how we should behave appropriately towards our peers, adults, our own learning opportunities, our resources and our environment|
As a school, we believe that by developing these 6R skills the children will become more effective, life-long learners who understand why they learn and have a desire to continue to learn.