Learning To Learn

Fairlawn2014 67At Fairlawn we believe that we have a responsibility to develop 21st century, lifelong learners. In order to do this, we have developed our own Learning to Learn curriculum. We believe that successful learners are resilient, reflective, collaborative, curious and independent. Each of these competencies are made up of 4 key skills.


  • Perseverance
  • Seeking challenges
  • Risk Taking
  • Positivity


  • Adaptability
  • Self and Peer assessment
  • Pride
  • Making decisions


  • Empathy
  • Listening
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Talk for Learning


  • Making links
  • Asking questions
  • Imagining
  • Absorption


  • Ownership
  • Managing Distractions
  • Selecting Resources
  • Problem Solving

Teachers create a powerful learning culture in each classroom with the help of puppets in EYFS and Key Stage one, and Learning Heroes in Key Stage two.

View our Learning to Learn poster here.

Meet our EYFS/KS1 Learning Heroes here.