Longacre learning enables children to prepare for a world in which simply absorbing and regurgitating bite size chunks of knowledge will be worthless. Our pupils undertake a 21st century education, where they become armed with a toolkit of learning skills which are transferrable to their future education and the inevitable demands of the workplace.

Pupils are taught to learn through our 7 C’s approach encompassing curiosity, collaboration, critiquing, craftsmanship, communication, creativity and commitment.

Children of all abilities are enabled to broaden their own potential by truly believing that their ability is expandable, not fixed. We talk to the children about strategies, teach them to think independently, explore and use their initiative in seeking the answers.

Building Learning Power (BLP)

BLP is an approach to helping children to become better learners, both in and out of school. It is about creating a culture in the classroom and throughout the school more widely, that cultivates seventeen habits and attitudes that enable children to face difficulty and uncertainty, calmly, confidently and creatively. This is not an approach that is additional to teaching; it is an integral part of it, embedded in everything we do at Longacre and as such we have created our own customised version of BLP called the 7 C’s.

Pupils who are more confident in their own learning ability learn faster and learn better. They concentrate more, think harder and find learning more enjoyable. They perform more effectively in their internal and external examinations. BLP is about educating children not just for exam results but for lifelong learning, for a future which has not yet been determined.

Life is competitive and education should prepare children to enjoy the struggle and challenge that difficulty brings. BLP prepares children to accept and embrace the competitive world, enjoy and celebrate every success but accept that second place is good enough too when you have given your all.