Pupils Empowered By Learning Mentor Meetings
On Friday 5 November, pupils had their first 'Learning Mentor Meetings' for this school year, and they were very successful.
Introduced last year, as part of last year's whole school target: 'To embed self-regulation to achieve high performance', the initiative supported and engaged the children in taking responsibility for their own learning.
In this initial first meeting, pupils each met with a member of staff to discuss their work. They helped the children reflect on their books, feedback and comments and their last report targets, and encouraged them to choose and agree the academic targets they want to work on in school this year. At the end of the meeting, they recorded the targets on a postcard, to help remind pupils and to allow them to share their targets with you.
All pupils from Year 1 up to Year 6 took part and the staff did not tell pupils what targets to choose. The children were all excited by the opportunity and we hope it will once again motivate their learning as they strive to achieve their own set goals. We look forward to reviewing the targets with them over the coming year.
Thank you to everyone for participating so enthusiastically and to our Year 6s for their sterling organisation of the day.