Learning to Learn

In today’s world, information has never been so easily accessible and the life skills of adaptability, resourcefulness, deep thinking and resilience never so relevant.  It is therefore immensely important to us that we produce people who are not merely stores of information, but individuals who know how to access, assess, and apply knowledge; persons who have truly learnt how to learn.

Our aspiration for a student leaving Reading Senior Campus is that they are ready for the rest of their life.  We want them to look ahead with confidence, knowing that whatever the future, nothing will ever daunt them, because of the training and experience gained whilst at the campus.

Whilst this is still visionary in part, in practice, we have begun this journey, and the move to an increasingly learner-led style of education is an actuality, not a dream.

For the students it means that they understand they can develop not only their knowledge of their subjects, but that their actual capacity to learn, across all subjects and spheres of life, can grow and develop.  Through trying, risking failure, not giving up, using the resources they have around them, knowing when and where to ask for help, they can actually expand the ability of their learning power.

As we progress towards this improved and more relevant self-directed learning, in no way will we be surrendering actual attainment; it is simply that the attainment will be achieved through the true ability of the student, not through a program of forced-in knowledge in order to pass an exam.

100% of parents agree or strongly agree that the school is helping their child to improve their understanding of the OneSchool values

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